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Oral focal mucinosis arising on the gingiva of orthodontic patient

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ABSTRACT

Oral focal mucinosis is an uncommon non-neoplastic lesion of unknown etiology. We presented a unique case of a sessile, well-demarcated gingival nodule adjacent to the right mandibular first molar of a young girl submitted to orthodontic treatment that was diagnosed as oral focal mucinosis. The probably etiopathogenesis of this lesion in orthodontic patient is discussed.

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Garcia, A. , Bravo-Calderón, D. , Costa, M. and Oliveira, D. (2012) Oral focal mucinosis arising on the gingiva of orthodontic patient. Open Journal of Stomatology, 2, 277-279. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2012.24048.

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