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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 239-241

Intramucosal melanotic nevi - A case report of an unusual gingival enlargement

Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Dental College, Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyoti Agrawal
Kashi Dental Hospital, P-3/10, Lane Number 17, Ravindrapuri Colony, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.113087

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Intramucosal melanotic nevus with multiple polypoid presentations in oral cavity is rare; though single nevus is not uncommon. Nevi are benign proliferations of nevus cells either in the epithelium or in the subepithelial stroma. They are best categorized as hamartomas rather than true neoplasm. We present a case of intramucosal melanotic nevi in a 26-year-old male patient, which clinically resembled hereditary fibrous gingival enlargement.

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