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What is a Hamartomatous lesion?

What is a Hamartomatous lesion?

A hamartoma (from Greek hamartia, meaning “fault, defect,” and -oma, denoting a tumor or neoplasm) is a benign (noncancerous) tumorlike malformation made up of an abnormal mixture of cells and tissues found in areas of the body where growth occurs.

Is Odontoma a hamartoma?

An odontoma, also known as an odontome, is a benign tumour linked to tooth development. Specifically, it is a dental hamartoma, meaning that it is composed of normal dental tissue that has grown in an irregular way.

What is a Choristoma?

Hamartomas are an overgrowth of mature tissues that normally occur in an area of the body, but with disorganization and often with one element predominating. Choristomas on the other hand, are a mass of tissue histologically normal for a part of the body other than the one in which it is located (heterotopic/ectopic).

Is a hemangioma a hamartoma?

Hemangiomas, which are hamartomas composed of vascular tissue, may appear quite large at birth but are usually left untreated unless they threaten facial structures.

Can a Shingles infection cause a toothache?

Dental implications: The trigeminal nerve is affected and can sometimes cause odontalgia (toothache). Sometimes patients may seek treatment for oral pain before any obvious signs of vesicles occur, thus making a diagnosis difficult.

What are some of the most common oral lesions?

Common superficial oral lesions include candidiasis, recurrent herpes labialis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, erythema migrans, hairy tongue, and lichen planus. Recognition and diagnosis require taking a thorough history and performing a complete oral examination.

What should I do if I have shingles on my mouth?

Oral lesions are treated with soothing mouth rinses and/or topical anesthetics. Pain medications and Benadryl are usually prescribed as well. A new vaccine, Zostavax®, approved in 2006 by the FDA, is recommended for those patients at risk and over 60 years of age.

What causes recurrent aphthous stomatitis in the mouth?

Herpes labialis typically is a mild, self-limited condition. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis most often is a mild condition; however, severe cases may be caused by nutritional deficiencies, autoimmune disorders, or human immunodeficiency virus infection.