An Unusual Granular Ulcer Secondary Oral Tuberculosis of Vestibule Mandibular Mucosa

Rocío Valenzuela-Narváez, Daniel A. Valenzuela, Daniel R. Valenzuela, Aguilar Bailón, Heriberto Machco, Carla Mena, María Córdova, Cris Mejía, Ana Estrada

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the oral cavity, clinical manifestations are considered atypical lesions. The aim of this study was to report an unusual granular ulcer secondary oral TB that does not heal, chronic, had irregular appearance with deep depression of 2 cm in diameter, and was located in buccal mucosa of the premolar area-the left mandibular arch, of a 42-year-old woman. The patient was subjected to surgical excision of ulcer in its entirety and accordingly a periodontal plastic surgery in the area of the lesion was performed positioning an autograft subepithelial connective tissue. We obtained optimal results in improving oral health, function, and patient's comfort, in postoperative controls at 15, 30, and 60 days, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • autograft
  • buccal mucosa
  • diagnosis
  • granular ulcer
  • secondary oral tuberculosis
  • treatment


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