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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-31

Interdisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and treatment of orofacial granulomatosis

Department of Periodontology and Implantology, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik; Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Sayali Chandrakant Patil
Government Dental College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra - 431001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_36_18

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Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is an uncommon disease and represents an idiopathic, nonnecrotizing granulomatous lesion of soft tissue in the orofacial region. Medical history is very important in the diagnosis of OFG as medical condition such as Crohn's disease can also present an extraintestinal manifestation of OFG. Exclusion of other entities such as sarcoidosis, myocardial infections, foreign body reactions, and biopsy helps establish a correct diagnosis. The term idiopathic OFG is used in cases with unknown etiology. This case report describes idiopathic OFG in a 35-year-old female patient with persistent upper lip swelling and gingival enlargement. Management with intralesional acetonide 20 mg/ml, twice week for 3 weeks and gingivectomy, resulted in significant remission without recurrence after a 6-month follow-up.

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