rete pegs

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re·te ridge

downward projection of the epidermis between the dermal papillae.
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Four features, eosinophil microabscesses, superficial layering, epithelial desquamation, and distribution of eosinophils around rete pegs, are significantly and consistently seen more often in EoE-D than in EoE-AP patients.
Histopathologically, irritation fibroma can appear as an intact or ulcerated stratified squamous epithelium along with shortening and flattening of rete pegs. Treatment of irritation fibroma consists of elimination of etiological factors, scaling of adjacent teeth, and total aggressive surgical excision along with involved periodontal ligament and periosteum to minimize the possibility of recurrence.