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ESTRADA PEREIRA, Gladys Aída; MARQUEZ FILIU, Maricel  and  AGUERO DESPAIGNE, Liliet Antonia. Papillary hyperplasia of the palate in patients with dental prosthesis. MEDISAN [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.10, pp.2209-2216. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross-sectional study of 40 patients with total and/or partial removable prosthesis, affected by papillary hyperplasia of the palate, assisted in the Specialties Polyclinic stomatological service of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, was carried out from May, 2013 to the same month in 2015, aimed at evaluating the results of the clinical and histopathological diagnosis and identify the risk factors of this disease. In the case material the female sex, 60 years and over age group, as well as the absence of symptoms in 60% of them prevailed. Among the main predisposing factors there were the maladjusted prosthesis, and its use during long and continuous time; also, the most common tissue disorders were the loss of the continuity of the mucous epithelium, the chronic inflammatory infiltrated and the basal layer hyperplasia, respectively

Keywords : dental prosthesis; papillary hyperplasia of the palate; secondary health care.

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