focal epithelial hyperplasia


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fo·cal ep·i·the·li·al hy·per·pla·si·a

multiple soft nodular lesions of the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, and other oral sites in children and adolescents; lesions spontaneously regress after a period of several months, and have been attributed to papovaviruses.
Synonym(s): Heck disease

Heck,

John W., U.S. dentist, 1923–.
Heck disease - multiple soft nodular lesions of the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, and other oral sites in children and adolescents. Synonym(s): focal epithelial hyperplasia

fo·cal ep·i·the·li·al hy·per·pla·si·a

(fōkăl epi-thēlē-ăl hīpĕr-plāzē-ă)
Multiple soft nodular lesions of the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, and other oral sites in children and adolescents.
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Focal epithelial hyperplasia, oral squamous papilloma, oral lichen planus, oral leukoplakia, oral verrucous carcinoma and oral squamous carcinoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of VV Focal epithelial hyperplasia affects oral mucosa, lips, tongue, notably lower lip and more rarely the palate and it is strongly associated with HPV types 13 and 32 [13].
Focal epithelial hyperplasia is benign with no risk of malignant transformation, however, evaluating lesions is prudent to rule out more serious conditions.
A case report of focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck's disease) with PCR detection of human papillomavirus.