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September 1925


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1925;12(3):433-441. doi:10.1001/archderm.1925.02370090110011

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Proliferative Gingivitis of Pregnancy. Presented by Dr. Monash.

The condition is a generalized affection of the margins of the gums which occurs in pregnant women, increasing during pregnancy and giving rise to considerable tumor formations. The patient presented large tumors on the gums. During her first pregnancy, she had had a tumor between the cuspid and first bicuspid. This had been excised and found to be made up of chronic inflammatory tissue. The tumor on her palate was present at that time, but was not removed. After the birth of her child, the tumor receded and became smaller, and in her second pregnancy it reached a considerable size. The tumor formation in this condition tends to proceed at points where there are spaces between the teeth. Dr. Monash has watched four cases of this kind, but he has not seen them described in the literature of more than twenty years.

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