Recently, Dr. Richard L. Sutton. Jr.,1 reported two instances of tumor of the mouth in which the lesions, small solitary growths, about 1 cm. in diameter and from 2 to 3 mm. in height, arose from the mucous membrane at the juncture of the lip with the gum. Both of the miniature, biscuit-shaped tumors were conspicuously marked by a fissure in the coronal plane which practically divided the mass in half, and which continued at either extremity into the normal mucosa of the unaffected part of the sulcus.
The shape of the tumors "was that of a folded coin, the fissure being within the bend." To the touch, the lesions were firm, not so hard as an epithelioma might be expected to be. but considerably denser and more substantial than those seen in granuloma pyogenicum. There was no tendency to bleeding on manipulation, and no inflammatory areola.
SUTTON RL. GRANULOMA FISSURATUM. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(5):865–867. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030866011
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