Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Oral squamous papilloma: A case report and review of literature
Author(s): Dr. Ashok Patil, Dr. Suyog Tupsakhare, Dr. Sachin Kandalkar, Dr. Mahendra Patait, Dr. Pooja Kulkarni
Abstract: Oral squamous papilloma (OSP) is a benign proliferation of the stratified squamous epithelium, resulting in a papillary or verrucous exophytic growth. It is the common lesion of the oral mucosa with a predilection for the mucosa of the hard and soft palate. These lesions are neither transmissible nor threatening. It is related to Human Papilloma virus (HPV) types 16,18,6 and 11 (HPV 16, HPV 18 HPV 6 and HPV 11) which contain double stranded DNA, even though the controversy regarding its pathogenesis still exists. It is important to diagnose it correctly as it may mimic malignant lesions. We present a case of oral squamous papilloma along with a review of literature.