Ligneous alveolar gingivitis in the absence of plasminogen deficiency.

A case of localized, longstanding, asymptomatic ligneous gingivitis affecting the crest of the edentulous lower left posterior alveolar ridge (ligneous alveolar gingivitis) of a middle-aged Caucasian woman is presented. This patient did not have any associated ophthalmic lesions (ligneous conjunctivitis) and did not have a plasminogen deficiency.