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June 1975

Congenital Unilateral Benign Papillomatosis of the Mouth

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital, and Bird S. Coler Hospital, Roosevelt Island, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(6):769-770. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630180097016

A 29-year-old man had an unusual unilateral lesion of the mucous membranes of the mouth, including the lips, buccal mucosa, hard and soft palate, and uvula. The lesion was a conglomerate of tiny papillomas and had been present since birth. At the age of 8 years, a mass extending from the uvula into the pharynx was surgically excised. The histopathological findings showed acanthosis, papillomatosis, and an inflammatory infiltrate. The findings represent a rare case and perhaps a unique one, to my knowledge.