Volume: 2018 | Number: 1
ISSN (print): 1855-9913 | ISSN (web): 1855-9921
CASE REPORT: Benign Overgrowth of the Oral Cavity: Er:YAG Laser-assisted Treatment
Maja Leban, Boris Gašpirc
Verruca vulgaris is a common virus-induced benign lesion of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Intraoral occurrence is very rare and is mainly due to autoinoculation from existing skin lesions. The predilection sites are the gingiva and hard palate. The clinical picture varies according to the genotype of the virus and the site of the infection. In very rare cases it can be malignantly transformed into verrucous carcinoma. We present the case of a 70-year-old woman with two verruca vulgaris on the gingiva.
Key words: intraoral verruca vulgaris, Human papillomavirus, erbium laser.
Article: J. LA&HA, Vol. 2018, No.1; onlineFirst.