Thursday, February 12, 2009

Developmental Anomalies : Heck's Disease; Clinical Features Oral Manifestations and Treatment

It is also known as Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia.
It is mostly found in children between the age of 3 and 18 years.
The lesion occurs most commonly on the lips buccal mucosa and the tongue.
It has a sessile base and occurs in clusters.
It is soft and colour resembles that of the normal mucosa.
The size of the individual nodule is ranges from 1 – 5 mm.
Acanthosis along with thickening elongation and fusion of the rete pegs has been reported.
The connective tissue shows inflammatory cells like polymorphonuclear leukocytes and lymphocytes.
No treatment is required. Many cases have shown spontaneous regression.

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