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Giant cell epulis – pathology and pictures

Giant cell epulis – pathology and pictures

Giant cell epulis

Giant cell epulis

 

  • Hyperplastic, tumor like formation of the gum,  covered with multilayered squamous eoithelium with parakeratosis. It can be ulcerated with granulation tissue below the epithelium.
  • Epulis is composed of fibroblast – like cells and giant multinucleated cells resembling the normal osteoclasts. They are separated from the epidermis by connective tissue        .
  • Giant cells are separated from the adjacent tissue with a lighter area.  They have a round shape and basophilic (bluish) cytoplasm,  in which lie dozen bright oval nuclei .
  • Epulis is lavishly capillarized . At the periphery  is found hemosiderin  – sign for old  hemorrhages.
  • Along with  the most common giant cell epulis there are also angiomatous and fibromatous types.
Giant cell epulis

Giant cell epulis

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