Chondroid Metaplasia in a Fibroepithelial Polyp of Gingiva ZD09-ZD10
Dr. Fernando Tenorio,
Blvd.UNAM 2011, Predio El Saucillo y El Potrero, León, Gto. C.P.37684, Mexico.
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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.