Clinicopathological study of canine oral epulides. (1/103)

To clarify the clinicopathological features of canine epulides, 189 epulides were reviewed retrospectively. The incidence of the fibromatous, ossifying, acanthomatous and giant cell epulides were 56.6% (107/189), 23.3% (44/189), 18.0% (34/189) and 2.1% (4/189), respectively. The average ages of dogs with fibromatous, ossifying, acanthomatous and giant cell epulides were 8.8, 8.4, 7.8 and 8.7 years, respectively. The male/female ratio of dogs with the acanthomatous epulis (0.8) was lower than those of dogs with the fibromatous (1.9), ossifying (1.4) and giant cell epulis (3.0). There were slight breed differences among the types of epulides. The most noticeable result was that 38.2% of the acanthomatous epulis occurred in Shetland sheepdogs. 43.9% of the fibromatous epulis and 52% of the ossifying epulides arose around maxillary premolars, while 58.8% of the acanthomatous epulis arose around the mandibular canines. Dogs with the fibromatous and ossifying epulides had more severe dental plaque deposition than those with the acanthomatous epulides. Few of the fibromatous (6/104) or ossifying epulides (4/44) showed recurrence after excision, while the majority (21/23) of the acanthomatous epulides showed rapid and repeated recurrences after surgical excision. Epulides treated with hemimandibulectomy or bleomycin chemotherapy did not recur. Giant cell epulides showed no recurrence after surgical removal. These results indicate that the acanthomatous epulis differed from other types of epulides in biological and morphological features and poor prognosis.  (+info)

Multiple epulides in 13 cats. (2/103)

Epulides account for 0-7.8% of tumors in surveys of feline oral neoplasms. A review of the literature revealed no reports of multiple epulides in cats. Multiple, concurrent epulides were diagnosed microscopically in 13 cats. Fibromatous and ossifying epulides were diagnosed in 11 of 13 cats and fibromatous epulides were diagnosed in 2 of 13 cats. Microscopically, these epulides were nonencapsulated, well-vascularized, infiltrative, highly cellular neoplasms that expanded the gingiva and were composed of haphazardly arranged, spindle-shaped to stellate cells amid a dense, collagenous stroma. Osseous foci were a feature in the fibromatous and ossifying epulides. The mitotic rate was low and there was marked hyperplasia of the overlying gingiva with a prominent downgrowth of epithelial cords. These tumors recurred in 8 of 13 cats following surgical excision. While uncommon, multiple epulides in cats have a high incidence of recurrence but do not appear to have metastatic potential.  (+info)

Gingival disorders of immune origin. (3/103)

Loss of the regulatory control of the immune and inflammatory defense mechanisms of the body can lead to host tissue damage, as a result of a series of complex mechanisms. In the oral cavity, and particularly in the gingival region, these dysfunctions can manifest in association to some background systemic disorder either as lesions confined to the mouth or as lesions heralding posterior florid manifestations. A review is made of the clinical changes, possible immunopathological mechanisms and diagnostic and management options in relation to pemphigus vulgaris, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid, cicatricial pemphigoid and lichen planus.  (+info)

Adverse reactions associated with the use of eugenol in dentistry. (4/103)

Eugenol is a material commonly used in dentistry with few reported side effects. It is not however, a bio-friendly material when in contact with oral soft tissues. It can produce both local irritative and cytotoxic effects, as well as hypersensitivity reactions. Here we report on two cases of adverse local reaction to eugenol, contained within a temporary restorative material and a temporary cementation material respectively, which illustrate these problems.  (+info)

Plasma cell granuloma in cyclosporine-induced gingival overgrowth: a report of two cases with immunohistochemical positivity of interleukin-6 and phospholipase C-gamma1. (5/103)

We report two cases of gingival plasma cell granuloma in a 34-yr-old and 40-yr-old two male renal transplant recipients with cyclosporine A (CsA)-induced gingival overgrowth (GO). Histologically, these lesions were composed of mature plasma cells, showing polyclonality for both lambda and kappa light chains and fibrovascular connective tissue stroma. In addition to the fact that CsA-induced plasma cell granuloma is rare, the salient features of our cases were the secretion of interleukin-6 and overexpression of phospholipase C- gamma 1 of the tumor cells, which may explain the mechanisms of CsA- induced GO.  (+info)

Congenital fibrous epulis in the infant. (6/103)

Congenital fibrous epulis is an extremely rare tumor of infancy. It is a benign gingival tumor and generally seen in maxillary alveolar crest and its etiology remains the subject of debate. Congenital fibrous epulis could be considered a hamartomatous lesion. Histologically it does not show the closely packed large granular cells necessary for the diagnosis of an ordinary congenital epulis. Instead, it consists of irregular bundles of collagenous connective tissue, varying numbers of fusiform cells with oval or fusiform shaped nuclei and mild subepithelial inflammatory infiltration with tiny blood vessels and in this case a woven bone spicule in the deep area. Recommended treatment for this tumor is simple excision. We report upon a case of congenital fibrous epulis in a male infant and discuss the clinical features, histopathologic findings, and surgical treatment.  (+info)

Gingival prostheses--a review. (7/103)

Gingival replacement is often a component of comprehensive prosthodontics. Gingival prostheses may be fixed or removable and may be made from acrylics, composite resins, silicones or porcelain-based materials. Undercuts or dental attachments are used to secure removable prostheses, which are esthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. This paper describes several clinical situations in which gingival prostheses were used effectively.  (+info)

Esthetic periodontal considerations in orthodontic treatment--the management of excessive gingival display. (8/103)

This paper examines various esthetic periodontal considerations during orthodontic treatment. The management of excessive gingival display caused by altered passive eruption is reviewed, with emphasis on causes, recognition, diagnosis and surgical management of this problem. A case of orthodontic treatment of excessive gingival display associated with altered passive eruption of the maxillary incisors is reviewed to demonstrate appropriate management. With proper diagnosis, soft-tissue periodontal procedures after completion of orthodontic treatment can enhance the patient's final appearance.  (+info)