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Dermoid cysts are malformations that are rarely observed in the oral cavity. Histologically, they can be further classified as epidermoid, dermoid or teratoid. We report a case in which a 25-year-old man developed an epidermoid cyst presenting as a large sublingual swelling causing speech and swallowing difficulties. The differential diagnosis for dermoid… (More)
Myoepithelial-epithelial carcinoma (MEC) is a low malignancy grade neoplasia which has a prevalence of 1% to 2% among all primary tumors of the salivary gland. It has a higher incidence at 60 years of age. About 60% of the patients are females. The parotid gland is the most often reported anatomical site; nonetheless, other sites have been reported, such as… (More)
The central granular cell odontogenic tumor (CGCOT) is a rare lesion that usually affects the posterior region of the mandible of young adults. We present a case of CGCOT involving the mandible of a 20-year-old white woman, emphasizing the immunohistochemical characteristics using a large panel of antibodies. The lesion was removed surgically, and after 4… (More)
UNLABELLED Melanomas are malignant lesions stemming from the disorganized proliferation of melanocytes. This condition is more common on skin, but may also be detected in mucosa, such as in the oral cavity. The aim of the present study was to report similarities and differences between oral and cutaneous melanoma. KEYWORDS Melanoma; Skin; Mouth; Diagnosis.
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of dexamethasone 8 mg and methylprednisolone 40 mg for the control of pain, swelling, and trismus following the extraction of impacted third molars. Sixteen healthy patients with a mean age of 20.3 (standard deviation 1.25) years received a single oral dose of either drug 1 h prior to each surgical procedure… (More)
We discuss the design and implementation of the O 2 Views object-oriented database view mechanism, which allows the redeenition of both the structure and the behavior of objects stored in a database. The data model extended with views is rst given and then the functionalities of the prototype implementing it are presented. The paper focuses on the… (More)
Intramuscular hemangioma is a relatively rare, benign tumor of vascular origin, accounting for less than 1% of all hemangiomas. This paper reports a case of a 48-year-old female patient with intramuscular hemangioma in the upper lip, treated with sclerotherapy and subsequent complementary surgery.