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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 313506, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/313506
Case Report

Unusual Length of Pedicle: Pedunculated Squamous Papilloma of Uvula Causing Unusual Dysphagia of Long Duration in a Child of 10 Years

1Department of Oral Pathology, St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2GEMS Medical College, Srikakulam, Andhra Prodesh, India
3Oral Pathology, St. Joseph Dental College, Eluru, Andhra Prodesh, India
4Department of Periodontics & Implantology, RKDF Dental College & Research Centre Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Received 8 November 2013; Accepted 9 December 2013; Published 21 January 2014

Academic Editors: K. Luna-Ortiz, K. Nakamori, and K. Yamagata

Copyright © 2014 Ramisetty Sabitha Devi 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

Benign oropharyngeal tumors are far less common compared to malignant tumors. Oropharyngeal papilloma is present in adults. Squamous papillomas are exophytic masses of oral cavity. When they occur on the palate they are most often asymptomatic and benign. Pedunculated squamous papillomas usually arise from the soft palate, tonsil, or the epiglottis. These lesions can sometimes prove to be fatal. A case of pedunculated squamous papilloma, arising from the laryngopharynx, the clinical presentation, the site of origin, and the size of the lesion were quite unusual. The narrow base of the pedicle made the intraoral excision possible. But here, we present a case of a 10-year-old boy who had history of dysphagia of 3-year duration for solid food and he was comfortable only in squatting position the reason being squamous papilloma of uvula (unusual site) atypically because of astonishing length of pedicle (2.3 inches).