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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 170-174

Differential diagnoses of elevated lesions of the upper lip: An overview


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Science, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pedodontia, A.J. Institute of Dental Science, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Gowri Pandarinath Bhandarkar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A.J. Institute of Dental Science, Kuntikan, Mangalore - 575 004, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.204890

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This paper comes with a purpose to help the clinician as how to arrive at a logical differential diagnosis when an upper lip mass is encountered in day-to-day practice. The labial mucosa is commonly traumatized. One must be aware of the type of structures contained in the mucosa of the area of a lesion as well as the patients habits since they may relate to a lesion presented for diagnosis. It also helps them to procure a sound knowledge of the lesions by describing the lesions according to their clinical appearance and to aid the clinician in arriving at a differential diagnosis by considering that certain lesions have a predilection for the upper lip. All clinically similar appearing lesions are discussed according to their relative frequency of occurrence. This paper covers only a minority of plethora of elevated lesions that may appear on the upper lip since almost any soft tissue lesion or neoplasm (benign and malignant) may occur here.


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