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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 7902978, 4 pages
Case Report

A Foreign Body Granuloma of the Buccal Mucosa Induced by Honeybee Sting

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara 634-8522, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Kazuhiko Yamamoto;

Received 28 December 2016; Accepted 9 March 2017; Published 16 March 2017

Academic Editor: Anastasios Markopoulos

Copyright © 2017 Kazuhiko Yamamoto 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.


A foreign body granuloma of the buccal mucosa induced by honeybee sting was reported. The patient was an 82-year-old female who presented with a submucous mass at the right buccal mucosa. The mass was 20 mm in diameter, elastically firm, partly mobile without pain or tenderness, and covered with almost normal mucosa. MR image did not delineate the lesion clearly. Under clinical diagnosis of a benign tumor, the lesion was excised under local anesthesia. The excised lesion was in size and solid and yellowish in cut surface. Histologically, the lesion consisted of granulomatous tissue with a few narrow, curved, eosinophilic structures compatible with decomposed fragments of a honeybee sting and was diagnosed as a foreign body granuloma, although the patient did not recall being stung.