Epulis fissuratum is a mucosal hyperplasia that results from chronic low-grade trauma induced by a denture flange. Epulis fissuratum is. epulis fissuratum. 1. EPULIS FISSURATUM By: Aleia S. Guzman; 2. WHAT IS EPULIS FISSURATUM? is a benign hyperplasia of fibrous. A poorly fitted prosthesis can give rise to a plethora of problems like pain, discomfort in mastication and speech and epulis fissuratum. Epulis.

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Removal of hyperplastic lesions of the oral cavity. Cryosurgical treatment of hemangiomas of the lip. Fitting the pieces together: Studies have showed the increased presence of platelets in vessels treated with cryosurgery [ 24 ], denoting its role in haemorrhage control. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Liquid nitrogen epjlis, Geriatric patient, Haemorrhage control, Soft tissue lesion.

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The patient was prescribed topical anti-fungal medications for 10 days. Oral mucosa — Lining of mouth. Published online Adxlah This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. It is a harmless condition and does not represent oral cancer.

Epulis fissuratum – Wikipedia

It is advocated that repeat freezes, as used in our case report, results in rather large intracellular ice crystals and it is this increase in size which is more lethal to the cells [ 24 ]. Chronic trauma to the oral mucosa is considered a risk factor for the development of oral carcinoma. Dent Clin North Am ; Intraoral examination revealed a polypoid fibrous mass, soft in consistency and smooth in texture. The liquid nitrogen cryosurgery has been used successfully in a number of oral surgical and dermatological procedures.


A clinical study adalab a Turkish population group. Hence it can be used in the treatment of Epulis fissuratum, besides it can also be used in treatment of other oral soft tissue pathologies achieving a plethora of benefits. Topical application of antifungal agents and paste containing local analgesic and anesthetics is beneficial in treatment of epulis fissuratum.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. This condition occurs in association with denture wearing, and so those affected tend to be middle aged or older adults. The fissugatum is usually pressure from the flange of a denture which causes chronic irritation and a hyperplastic response in the soft tissues.

She fissuratjm with the chief complaint of an abnormal growth along the posterior border of her ill-fitting upper complete denture as well as pain and discomfort during mastication.

It was surrounded by erythema and was the cause of discomfort for the fisusratum due to excessive and continuous mechanical pressure imparted by faulty maxillary denture. The appearance of an epulis fissuratum microscopically is an overgrowth of cells from the fibrous connective tissue.

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy of common warts: Withdrawal of the denture and topical application of analgesic gel over the affected site.

On examining the denture, fissuatum suction device as shown by arrow in figure 1 B was acrylised on the tissue surface of the maxillary denture. Int J Oral and Maxillofac Surg.

An extensive denture-induced hyperplasia of maxilla. Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin: He was diagnosed with Diabetes 12 years back and was under Metformin for the same.


A poorly fitted prosthesis can give rise to a plethora of problems like pain, discomfort in mastication and speech and epulis fissuratum. The cryosurgery is one such excellent technique which translates benevolence to the geriatric patient.

Epulis fissuratum

Epulis fissuratum in the soft palate: In cases of fibrous growth, excision of the lesion becomes necessary. Please review our privacy policy. A comparison of carbon dioxide laser, liquid nitrogen cryosurgery, and scalpel wounds in healing.

Because of chronic irritation, it may get traumatised and present with an ulcerated surface. Oper tech Otolaryngol- Head Neck Surg. Eagle syndrome Hemifacial hypertrophy Facial hemiatrophy Oral manifestations of systemic disease.

American Prosthodontic Society The glossary of prosthodontic terms. It also provides good epuliw with minimal postoperative oedema and pain. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Case Report: Epulis fissuratum: consequence of ill-fitting prosthesis

Oral and maxillofacial medicine: During the procedure, nil haemorrhage was achieved and the postoperative healing was satisfactory. Diode laser lingual frenectomy may be performed without local anaesthesia.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Management of geriatric patients can be quite challenging due to the presence of various diseases.