Oral cavity
Inflammatory (noninfectious) lesions
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's)

Author: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

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Definition / general
  • 5% of cases present with oral cavity lesion
Case reports
Clinical images

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Strawberry gingivitis

Posttreatment at 1 and 3 weeks

Other gingival overgrowths:
dilantin induced hyperplasia
and pyogenic granuloma

Gross description
  • Red-purple hyperplastic gingiva
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Epithelioid histiocytes, giant cells, eosinophils, pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia and rarely vasculitis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Giant cells


Pseudo-epitheliomatous hyperplasia