Elastofibromatous changes and hyperelastosis of the oral mucosa

Konstantinos I. Tosios, Ioanna Economou, Nektarios Nikolaos Vasilopoulos, Ioannis G. Koutlas

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Three cases of abnormalities of elastic fibers, two of them on the floor of the mouth and one on the lingual alveolar mucosa, close to the floor of the mouth, in a patient with history of homolateral squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth, are presented. Comparison with elastofibromatous changes and elastofibromas are made and their possible pathogenesis is discussed. It is suggested that increased awareness may facilitate recognition of such lesions as they can be easily overlooked, especially when they do not present as discrete tumors or they are associated with other "more significant" pathologic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010


  • Elastic tissue
  • Elastofibroma
  • Hyperelastosis
  • Oral tumors


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