Introduction: Fibro-epithelial hyperplasia is a localized or generalized proliferative fibrous lesion of oral mucosa resulting from local irritation and response to injury. This pathological lesion can impair the gingival functions of mastication and their aesthetic appearance. This case study is a diagnostic and management report of a patient with 10-year-long slowly progressive gingival enlargement with several systemic complications. This patient has been managed by excisional surgery. Case report: A 69-year-old female patient came to the oral and maxillofacial clinical department in Persahabatan Hospital with a chief complaint of gum enlargement starting 10 years ago, accompanied by systemic complications. Panoramic radiographic showed no bone destruction. The fibrous inflammatory gingival tissue was surgically excised under general anesthesia. Post-surgery, the enlarged gingival tissue was significantly reduced and no post-operative complications were noted. Conclusion: Cognizant and careful treatments are needed in patients with large fibro-epithelial hyperplasia accompanied by systemic complications.
|Title of host publication||Clinical Reports in Dentistry|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Apr 2020|
- Fibro-epithelial hyperplasia
- Local irritation
- Surgical management