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Orofacial granulomatosis associated with gingival enlargement: a case report

  • Akhilesh Sharma1
  • Priya Subramaniam1,*,
  • Kinjal Shah1

1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2022.026 Vol.46,Issue 6,November 2022 pp.50-53

Published: 01 November 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Priya Subramaniam E-mail:


Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is an uncommon condition with varying clinical presentation. Gingival enlargement in children could be due to a varied etiology. The present case report is of an adolescent female with initial presentation of generalized gingival enlargement, lip swelling and perioral discoloration without any known etiopathological factors or systemic involvement. Conservative excision of the enlargement was performed and histopathological examination revealed a non caseating granulomatous lesion. Diagnosis of orofacial granulomatosis in context to sarcoidosis was arrived after excluding other granulomatous diseases. Follow up after 18 months showed no recurrence and regression of lip swelling and perioral discoloration. Gingival enlargement can be considered as one of the presenting features of sarcoidosis.


Orofacial granulomatosis; Gingival enlargement

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Akhilesh Sharma,Priya Subramaniam,Kinjal Shah. Orofacial granulomatosis associated with gingival enlargement: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2022. 46(6);50-53.


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