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Image Number 1029 (Oral fibroma)

Nodule pink

Diagnosis: Oral fibroma

Site: Mouth

Sex: F

Age: 65

Type: Clinical

Description: Button-like, pink nodule with a regular smooth surface.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


The true fibroma, a benign neoplasm of fibroblastic origin, is rare in the oral cavity. In comparison with fibroepithelial polyp, the true fibroma is a continuously enlarging new growth, not necessarily arising at a site of potential trauma. It is a pedunculated growth with a smooth, non-ulcerated, pink surface. This old woman presented with two pinkish button-like nodules on the inner surface of the lower lip of one year duration. There was no history of previous trauma. 

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