Oral cavity & oropharynx

Salivary gland tumors & processes

Gingival hyperplasia

Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 12 October 2020

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PubMed Search: Gingival hyperplasia[TI] OR fibrous hyperplasia[TI] oral cavity[mh]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick N Gingival hyperplasia. PathologyOutlines.com website. https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitygingivalhyperplasia.html. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Also called fibrous hyperplasia
  • Associated with diphenylhydantoin (Dilantin) ingestion; also cyclosporine A, nifedipine and other drugs
  • May require surgical excision
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