A CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE REACTIVE HYPERPLASTIC LESIONS OF ORAL MUCOSA
Reactive hyperplastic lesions are tissue growths which occur due to injury or trauma to the soft tissue most frequently and occur commonly in oral cavity. These reactive lesions are classified as fibrous hyperplasia, pyogenic granuloma, peripheral ossifying fibroma and peripheral giant cell granuloma. Aim of the present study was to find out the frequently occurring reactive hyperplastic lesions, its histopathology and site distribution. The study groups were 112 patients of known reactive hyperplastic lesions in 2 years duration. This descriptive retrospective study took place in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery. According to the results the female /male ratio was 1.38: 1. The commonest site of these lesions was the gingiva (42%). 4th decade of life had been common age pattern of reactive hyperplastic lesions i.e., 41.7 ±19.4 SD. The most common reactive hyperplastic lesions were pyogenic granulomas (53%).