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Hiperplasia multifocal del epitelio: reporte de nueve casos

Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal (Impact Factor: 1.13). 01/2005;
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ABSTRACT Multifocal epithelial hyperplasia (MEH) is also known as focal epithelial hyperplasia, Heck�s disease or multifocal papillomavirus- induced epithelial hyperplasia. It is characterised by the presence of multiple lesions in the oral mucosa of children and it has been associated with the presence of the human papillomavirus. The aim of this study was to determine the clinicopathological features of the cases diagnosed as MEH in the Service of Dermatology of the Hospital Manuel Gea González (SDHMGG). The files of the SDHMGG were reviewed and all cases diagnosed as MEH were retrieved. Nine MEH cases were found. Most of the patients were 20 year-old or younger (67%) and females were more commonly affected (78%). All patients presented multiple lesions and always, close relatives with similar lesions were found. Lesions were located most commonly in the buccal mucosa, lower lip and comissures. MEH is a soft tissue intraoral condition that needs treatment solely of the traumatised lesions or those with cosmetic problems. Remaining lesions will disappear with the age of the patients. It is suggested that this entity should be named multifocal epithelial hyperplasia since this name describes better the clinico-pathological and microscopic features of the disease. La hiperplasia multifocal del epitelio (HME) conocida también como hiperplasia epitelial focal, enfermedad de Heck ó hiperplasia multifocal del epitelio por papiloma virus, se caracteriza por la aparición de lesiones múltiples en la mucosa de la cavidad bucal en población pediátrica y se asocia a la presencia del virus papiloma humano. El objetivo de este estudio fue conocer las características clínico-patológicas de los casos diagnosticados de esta enfermedad en el Servicio de Dermatología del Hospital Manuel Gea González. Se revisaron los archivos de esta institución y se seleccionaron los casos diagnosticados como HME. Se encontraron 9 casos. La mayoría de los pacientes fueron menores de 20 años (67%) y del sexo femenino (78%), todos los casos presentaron lesiones múltiples y siempre hubo parientes directos con lesiones similares. Los lugares que se afectaron con mayor frecuencia fueron: mucosa bucal, labio inferior, paladar y comisuras. La HME es una condición de la mucosa de la cavidad bucal que solamente necesita tratamiento de aquellas lesiones que representan un problema cosmético ó aquellas que se traumatizan secundariamente. Las demás remitirán conforme avanza la edad del paciente. Se sugiere usar el nombre de hiperplasia multifocal del epitelio pues describe mejor las características clínico-patológicas y microscópicas de la enfermedad.

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