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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Ed. impresa)

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CAMACHO ALONSO, Fabio; BERMEJO FENOLL, Ambrosio  and  LOPEZ JORNET, Pía. Miescher’s cheilitis granulomatosa: A presentation of five cases. Med. oral patol. oral cir. bucal (Ed.impr.) [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.5, pp.425-429. ISSN 1698-4447.

Miescher’s cheilitis granulomatosa (CG) consists of the appearance of recurrent labial edema on one or both lips, which can become persistent. It has traditionally been considered as a monosymptomatic form of the Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, described as the association of recurrent labial and/or recurrent facial edema, relapsing facial paralysis and fissured tongue. The aim of this study is to present a series of five clinically and histopathologically diagnosed cases of CG that came to our clinic at the Teaching Unit of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Odontology, University of Murcia. A complete study of these patients evaluated the age, sex, family history, and location and course of the signs and symptoms. Various complementary examinations were carried out, studying the hematic characteristics (hemogram, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, leukocyte count), including immunological and histopathological studies.

Keywords : Cheilitis granulomatosa; Miescher’s cheilitis; Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.

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