Oral Health and Dental Management

Oral Health and Dental Management
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ISSN: 2247-2452



A Rare Case of Traumatic Ulcerative Granuloma with Stromal Eosinophilia of the Tongue (Tugse) in a Child: Diagnostic Problems and Differential Diagnosis

Barca Ida, Cordaro Raffaella, Colangeli Walter, Novembre Daniela, Cristofaro Maria G

Traumatic Ulcerative granuloma with stromal eosinophilia (TUGSE) is an infrequent condition marked by the presence of a solitary
ulcer in the oral mucosa. It is generally considered a reactive, benign and self-limiting ulcer with raised and indurated margins,
mainly affecting the tongue, cheeks, or, less frequently, lips. His typical histology shows a diffuse polymorphic cell inflammatory
infiltrate composed predominantly of eosinophils involving the superficial mucosa and extending deep into the submucosa with
degeneration of the underlying muscle layer. Aetiology is unknown and pathogenesis is not clear although trauma could have an
important role in the origin and evolution of this lesion. Nevertheless, a correct diagnosis is difficult because the ulcer mimics a
wide range of pathologies including microbial infections or cancer.
This work describes a case of traumatic granuloma of the tongue in a child female focusing attention on the differential diagnosis of
this unclear lesion

Published Date: 2019-06-30;