Cheilitis Glandularis

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Cheilitis Glandularis

Cheilitis glandularis is a rare inflammatory disorder of the lip . It is mainly characterized by swelling of the lip with hyperplasia of the salivary glands; secretion of a clear, thick mucus; and variable inflammation. Enlargement and chronic exposure of the mucous membrane on the lower lip becomes affected by the environment, leading to erosion, ulceration, crusting, and, occasionally, infection. It occurs typically in the lower lip of adult males, but has been described in the upper lip, or in teenagers. In Caucasians, it is associated with a relatively high incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the lip. Although there may be a genetic susceptibility, no definitive cause has been established. Treatment may include surgical excision by vermilionectomy (sometimes called a lip shave), but treatment varies for each individual.
 

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Cheilitis glandularis.
 

Author(s): Piyush Kumar, Rajesh Kumar Mandal

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;81(4):430.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Cheilitis glandularis simplex.
 

Author(s): Swosti Mohanty, Anupam Das, Anupama Ghosh

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2014 May;51(5):421.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Novel treatment for cheilitis glandularis.
 

Author(s): Hendrik Jorn Bovenschen

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2009 ;89(1):99-100.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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