Localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, 08/07/2008

Chang JYF et al. - Histopathologically, the lesions exhibited a subtle papillary epithelial hyperplasia with prominent intercellular edema and neutrophilic exocytosis of the hyperplastic surface squamous epithelium. Based on the characteristic clinical and histologic features, author conclude that this lesion is a distinct subtype of gingival hyperplasia. Although previously described as juvenile spongiotic gingivitis, author propose the term localized juvenile spongiotic gingival hyperplasia as a more accurate designation.

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