Oral cavity & oropharynx

Benign epithelial tumors & processes

Verruciform xanthoma

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PubMed Search: Verruciform xanthoma oral

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Definition / general
Case reports
Gross description
  • Raised granular or verrucous
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Foamy macrophages within dermal papillae covered by acanthotic or verrucous epithelium without atypia
Microscopic (histologic) images

Contributed by Kelly Magliocca D.D.S., M.P.H. and Case #82

Slightly papillary silhouette

Surface parakeratosis and histiocytes


Palate lesions

Positive stains
Negative stains
Differential diagnosis
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