fibrous hyperplasia


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fibrous hyperplasia

An increase in connective tissue cells after inflammation.
See also: hyperplasia
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The underlying lamina propria exhibited area of dense fibrous hyperplasia with chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate with increased vascularity.
In our case, despite the atypical appearance, a presumptive differential was limited by the history of the lesion to a fibrous hyperplasia. We, however, advise vigilance in the need for histopathologic evaluation and proper referral when required.
de Souza Andrade, "Focal fibrous hyperplasia: a review of 193 cases," Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, vol.
Keywords: Fibrous hyperplasias, giant cell fibroma, oral lesions
Fibrous hyperplasias are generally considered to be reactive in nature rather than neoplastic; they are simply the overgrowth of tissue in response to a stimulus.
Mathur, "Focal fibrous hyperplasia: a case report," International Journal of Dental Clinics, vol.
Other similar intraoral lesions comprise mucoceles, fibromas, fibrous hyperplasia, lymphangioma, and salivary gland lesions; however the final diagnosis is provided by histopathologic analysis.
While the terminology implies a benign neoplasm, most if not all fibromas represent reactive focal fibrous hyperplasias due to trauma or local irritation.