Cheilitis Granulomatosis - A Case Discussion
Keywords:Cheilitis, Corticosteroids, Granulomatosis, Intralesional injection, Lip swelling
Introduction: Cheilitis granulomatosa is an idiopathic, cosmetically unpleasant, non-specific, painless,
persistent granulomatous inflammation which affects one or both the lips. It is considered under the entity
orofacial granulomatosis with very high rate of recurrence inspite of good treatment.
Presentation of case: A 45 years old female patient reported with the chief complaint of swelling in the
upper and lower lips for 2 years which had gradually increased in size since the onset. The swelling was
asymptomatic, firm in consistency. On histopathological examination the condition was diagnosed as
Discussion: Cheilitis granulomatosa is considered as an entity of orofacial granulomatosis. It is asymptomatic,
persistent swelling of the lips. The primary goal of management should be elimination of the predisposing
factor. Intralesional corticosteroids are considered as gold standard in the management of conditions. In
severe cases surgical management is helpful.
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