Cheilitis Granulomatosis - A Case Discussion


  • Karthikeya Patil
  • Mahima V Guledgud
  • Prasannasrinivas Deshpande
  • Nagabhushana Doggalli
  • Mounika Prashanthi N



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
cheilitis granulomatosa
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.

Author Biographies

Karthikeya Patil

Professor and Head

Mahima V Guledgud


Prasannasrinivas Deshpande

Senior Lecturer

Nagabhushana Doggalli


Mounika Prashanthi N

Postgraduate Student, Department of Oral Medicine
and Radiology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER),



How to Cite

Karthikeya Patil, Mahima V Guledgud, Prasannasrinivas Deshpande, Nagabhushana Doggalli, & Mounika Prashanthi N. (2021). Cheilitis Granulomatosis - A Case Discussion. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3707-3711.