Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. Vol 21, No 12 (2018):1674-1677

Recurrent oral squamous papilloma in a pediatric patient: Case report and review of the literature
O.O. Orenuga, A Oluwo, R.T. Oluwakuyide, A.B. Olawuyi

Squamous papillomas are common lesions of the oral mucosa. They are benign proliferating lesions often painless, slow growing and with a cauliflower appearance. However, its clinical appearance which sometimes mimics exophytic carcinoma, verrucous carcinoma or condyloma acuminatum raises concern when it occurs in the oral cavity. Squamous papilloma occurs predominantly in 30??? to 50???year old???s. However, they may be seen in children <10 years and accounted for 8% of all oral tumors in children. There is no sex predilection. It has a predilection for the tongue and soft palate, but may occur on any other surface of the oral cavity. Oral squamous papillomas have been associated with infection by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The present report is a case of a recurrent squamous papilloma of the hard palate in a 5???year???old patient with a review of the literature.Keywords: HPV,oral cavity, pediatric, squamous papilloma

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