Denture-induced hyperplasia - Oral Mucosal Lesion
K06.2 – Gingival and edentulous alveolar ridge lesions associated with trauma
441798003 – Hyperplasia of gingiva
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- may appear similar, but the confinement of papillary hyperplasia to the vault would suggest a direct relationship with the denture, while a condyloma that occurs in the palatal mucosa would often also occur elsewhere in the oral mucosa. This is particularly important in immunocompromised patients who are prone to and reactivation.
- Idiopathic papillary hyperplasia of a high arched palate is a benign condition that presents very similarly to papillary hyperplasia that is denture associated, except that the patient does not wear a denture.
- should always be considered in the differential if the lesion has significant surface change (such as and ) and if there is a smoking history since carcinoma can occur in these locations coincidentally.