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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 460-462
Gingival plasma cell granuloma


Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra, India

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Nilofar Attar
Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.70788

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Plasma cell granuloma is a rare reactive lesion composed of polyclonal plasma cells. It manifests primarily in the lungs, but may occur in various other anatomic locations like the oral cavity. Intraoral plasma cell granulomas involving the tongue, lip, oral mucosa and gingiva have been reported in the past. This case presents a 54-year-old female with chronic periodontitis and mandibular anterior gingival overgrowth treated by Phase I therapy (scaling and root planing) and excisional biopsy. Histological examination revealed inflammatory cell infiltrate containing sheets of plasma cells. Immunohistochemistry for kappa and lambda light chains showed a polyclonal staining pattern confirming a diagnosis of plasma cell granuloma. This case highlights the need to biopsy for unusual lesions to rule out potential neoplasms.


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