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September, 2011, Vol. 13, No. 3



In vitro evaluation of cytotoxicity of permanent prosthetic materials
Vaidotas Sabaliauskas, Rima Juciute, Virginija Bukelskiene, Vygandas Rutkunas, Rita Trumpaite-Vanagiene, Alina Puriene

Specific signaling molecule expressions in the interradicular septum in different age groups
Maris Grzibovskis, Ilga Urtane, Mara Pilmane, Iveta Jankovska

Soft tissue thickness changes after correcting Class III malocclusion with bimaxillar surgery
Andris Abeltins, Gundega Jakobsone

Postmenopausal osteoporosis and tooth loss
Anda Slaidina, Una Soboleva, Ilze Daukste, Agnis Zvaigzne, Aivars Lejnieks

Growth factors, genes, bone proteins and apoptosis in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) of children with ankylosis and during disease recurrence
Mara Pilmane, Andrejs Skagers


Focal epithelial hyperplasia: Case report
Alina Puriene, Arunas Rimkevicius, Mindaugas Gaigalas

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Focal epithelial hyperplasia: Case report

Alina Puriene, Arunas Rimkevicius, Mindaugas Gaigalas


The purpose of the present article is to present a 15 year-old patient with focal epithelial hyperplasia and to review the references on the subject-related etiological, pathological, diagnostic and treatment aspects. Focal epithelial hyperplasia is a rare human papilloma virus (HPV) related to oral lesion with very low frequency within our population. Surgical treatment with a biopsy was performed, acanthosis and parakeratosis are consistent histopathological features, since the patient had no history of sexual contact and HIV infection, the virus was probably acquired from environmental sources.

Key words: focal epithelial hyperplasia, heck's disease, oral mucosa, papilloma virus.

Received: 05 05 2011

Accepted for publishing: 23 09 2011

*Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Alina Puriene* – D.D.S., PhD, prof.

Arunas Rimkevicius* – D.D.S.

Mindaugas Gaigalas* – D.D.S.

Address correspondence to Prof. Alina Puriene Zalgiris Clinic Vilnius University Hospital, Zalgirio 117, LT-08217 Vilnius, Lithuania.

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