Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227--229

Riga-Fede disease: A histological study and case report


Azizi Taghi1, Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi2 
1 Department of Pathology, Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Hosein Kalantar Motamedi
Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran

Acute traumatic ulcerations and granulomas of the oral mucosa may result from physical damage via sharp foodstuffs, accidental biting, or talking. Most ulcerations heal within days. Others become chronic, reactive, and exophytic. A histopathologically unique type of chronic traumatic ulceration is the traumatic ulcerative granuloma with stromal eosinophilia (TUGSE). TUGSE exhibits a deep «DQ»pseudoinvasive«DQ» inflammatory reaction. This lesion may occur under the tongue in infants as a result of chronic mucosal trauma caused by mandibular anterior primary teeth during nursing and is termed Riga-Fede disease (RFD). The clinical presentation many resemble squamous cell carcinoma causing concern. RFD, although not uncommon, is not frequently reported. Thus, dental practitioners are unfamiliar with such lesions. We present a large Riga-Fede lesion in an infant along with the clinical management.


How to cite this article:
Taghi A, Motamedi MK. Riga-Fede disease: A histological study and case report.Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:227-229


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Taghi A, Motamedi MK. Riga-Fede disease: A histological study and case report. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];20:227-229
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