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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 347-353

Hamartomas of the oral cavity


Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Shankargouda Patil
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, M. S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, MSR Nagar, MSRIT Post, Bengaluru - 560 054, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.164789

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The majority of oral diseases present as growths and masses of varied cellular origin. Such masses may include simple hyperplasia, hamartoma, choristoma, teratoma, benign or malignant neoplasms. The distinguishing features of hamartomatous lesions are not certain, and often these non-neoplastic masses are indiscreetly denoted as neoplasms without weighing their pathology or biological behaviour. Essentially, understanding the dynamics of each of these disease processes forms an integral part of the appropriate treatment planning.


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