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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 246965, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/246965
Case Report

Cartilaginous Choristoma of the Gingiva: A Rare Clinical Entity

1Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, No. 1 Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600116, India
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Sri Ramachandra University, No. 1 Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600116, India

Received 20 September 2014; Revised 3 November 2014; Accepted 9 November 2014; Published 18 December 2014

Academic Editor: Wasiu L. Adeyemo

Copyright © 2014 Ramalingam Suganya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Choristomas are rare entities which are aggregates of microscopically normal cells or tissues in aberrant locations. They are a “heterotopic” rest of cells, as they appear as a tumor-like mass. Herein we report a case of cartilaginous choristoma in a 54-year-old male who presented with a swelling on right lower gingiva. The histopathological examination revealed features of a well circumscribed mass of mature cartilage in a dense fibrous connective tissue stroma.