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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 457567, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/457567
Case Report

Cheilitis Glandularis: Two Case Reports of Asian-Japanese Men and Literature Review of Japanese Cases

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8575, Japan
2Section of Oral Pathology, Division of Oral Health Sciences, Department of Oral Restitution, Graduate School Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8549, Japan
3Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Oral Health Sciences, Department of Oral Restitution, Graduate School Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo 113-8549, Japan
4Department of Pathology, Life System Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575, Japan

Received 25 October 2010; Accepted 5 December 2010

Academic Editor: G. L. Lodi

Copyright © 2011 Toru Yanagawa 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

Cheilitis glandularis (CG) is a rare disorder characterized by swelling of the lip with hyperplasia of the labial salivary glands. CG is most frequently encountered in the lower lip, in middle-aged to older Caucasian men; however Asian cases were rarely reported. In this paper we present two cases of CG in Asian-Japanese men. One was a 23-year-old male with CG of the superficial suppurative type. The other was a 54-year-old male with deep suppurative type. We also reviewed the Japanese cases of CG in the literature and discussed about clinical feature of Japanese CG.