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Large oral ulcer of tongue related to dental trauma
Gian Paolo Bombeccari1, Gianpaolo Guzzi2, Francesco Pallotti3, Massimo Porrini1, Aldo Bruno Giannì1, Francesco Spadari1
A 36-year-old Philippine male has a several month-history of burning pain of his tongue with lingual erythema and oral bleeding. Here we describe a classical case of oral chronic ulcer related to mechanical dental trauma. In this case, unilateral crossbite malocclusion was able to produce oral mucosal lesion that was sufficient to cause a large, chronic tongue ulcer and subsequent mild epithelial dysplasia. A specific tongue-retaining device was made. In absence of dental trauma, his chronic ulcer of the tongue resolved within a few weeks. This case suggests evidence on the direct relationship between chronic oral trauma and the potential occurrence of a dysplastic process.
Key words: chronic traumatic ulcer, oral dysplasia, tongue ulcer, dental trauma, malocclusion.
Received: 29 08 2016
Accepted for publishing: 28 06 2017
1Maxillo-Facial and Dental Unit, Fondazione Ca' Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan. Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
2Italian Association for Metals and Biocompatibility Research – A.I.R.M.E.B., Milan, Italy
3Unit of Anatomical Pathology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Address correspondence to Dr. Gian Paolo Bombeccari, Maxillo-Facial and Dental Unit, Fondazione Ca' Granda IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Milan. Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, Via Della Commenda 10, 20122 Milan, Italy.
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