Oral squamous papilloma occurring on the palate with review of literature
Anjali Nayak and Meghan and T Nayak
Squamous papillomas are common lesions occurring on skin, oral and nasal mucosa and male and female genital organs. Oral squamous cell papilloma (OSP) is a benign proliferation of the stratified squamous epithelium and is generally believed to be caused by Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV). It constitutes around 2.5% of all oral verruco-papillary lesions. We here, report a case of palatal OSP occurring in a 55-year-old male. The aetiological, clinical, diagnostic and treatment aspects of OSP are discussed here.
Keywords: oral squamous papilloma; human papilloma virus; koilocytic cell; palate