Oral Pathology:  Soft Tissue Case #27


To view this case click on the different case tabs below.
As you tab through the case you will see photos.  Click on each photo to see an enlargement.
When you have determined a diagnosis and treatment, select the Discussion tab.


Patient: Infant, either sex.

Chief Complaint:
Parents are concerned about soft tissue enlargements. The lesions were present at birth, have fluctuated in size but have never totally disappeared. The parents think the lesions are nontender and that sucking on the lesions makes them larger.

Medical History:
No abnormalities are identified.

Dental History:
The patient has two erupted teeth. The parents brush their child's teeth once a day.

Clinical Findings:
The lesions consist of a pedunculated, bilobed soft tissue enlargement of the right mandibular mucolabial fold and a smaller, unilobed enlargement of the left mandibular mucolabial fold. The lesions are compressible, nontender and have a smooth surface.

Clinical Images
mandibular mucolabial fold close-up, mandibular mucolabial fold
Mandibular Mucolabial Fold Close-up, Mandibular Mucolabial Fold
close-up of right lesions close-up of left lesions
Close-up of Right Lesions Close-up of Left Lesions


There are no radiographs available for this case.

There are no lab reports available for this case.

There are no charts available for this case.


Soft Tissue Enlargements
Salivary extravasation phenomenon