Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : September | Volume : 10 | Issue : 9 | Page : ZD09 - ZD10

Chondroid Metaplasia in a Fibroepithelial Polyp of Gingiva ZD09-ZD10

Fernando Tenorio, Paola Campos, Juan Ignacio Paramo, Javier De La Fuente, Nancy Pérez

Correspondence
Dr. Fernando Tenorio,
Blvd.UNAM 2011, Predio El Saucillo y El Potrero, León, Gto. C.P.37684, Mexico.
E-mail: ftenorioenes@gmail.com, ftenorio@enes.unam.mx

Gingival masses are commonly encountered in clinical practice and can be a result of many conditions one of them could be metaplasia. Metaplasia is defined as the replacement of the lining of an organ with the type of lining normally found at another site. We are reporting a case of a 17-year-old Mexican male who presented with a pedunculated nodule associated to maxillary anterior gingiva.The histopatological examination revealed a chondroid material covered by stratified squamous epithelium and was diagnosed as chondroid metaplasia.