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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 329289, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/329289
Case Report

Symptomatic Squamous Papilloma of the Uvula: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

1University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
3Department of Pathology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Received 9 November 2011; Accepted 10 December 2011

Academic Editor: A. Rapoport

Copyright © 2012 Lindsay A. Goodstein 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

Background. Oral squamous papillomas are benign pedunculated masses that grow most commonly on the palate. These benign lesions rarely cause symptoms. Methods. Here we present the case of a large, elongated squamous papilloma of the uvula causing dysphagia. We also review pertinent literature related to these lesions. Results. This patient underwent surgical excision of her atypically symptomatic oral lesion, with complete resolution of symptoms. Conclusion. Oral squamous papillomas are benign lesions which are usually asymptomatic. Dysphagia due to a squamous papilloma of the uvula has only been reported once in the literature previously. The development of symptoms such as dysphagia due to squamous papilloma of the uvula is uncommon; however this may be more likely in the presence of particularly large lesions.