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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8195321, 4 pages
Case Report

Gingival Overgrowth Leading to the Diagnosis of Familial Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

1Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Ankur Diagnostic Center, Lakhimpur Road, Gola Gokaran Nath, Kheri, Uttar Pradesh 262802, India
3Department of Community Medicine, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
4Emergency Medicine, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Uttar Pradesh, India
5Department of Paediatrics, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India

Received 22 September 2015; Accepted 13 October 2015

Academic Editor: Yuk-Kwan Chen

Copyright © 2016 Parth Purwar 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.


Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a neurocutaneous syndrome, is characterized by the development of benign tumours affecting different body systems. We herein present a report of a 40-year-old female patient presenting with dental enamel pits and localized gingival overgrowth that eventually lead to the diagnosis of a case of familial TSC. Diagnosis of familial TSC by comprehensive oral examination and detection of oral manifestations proved to be inevitable as it resulted in institution of appropriate treatment strategies and genetic counselling of the affected family.