parulis


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parulis

(pəˈruːlɪs)
n, pl -lides (-lɪˌdiːz)
(Pathology) pathol another name for gumboil
[C19: from para-1 + Greek oulon gum]
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3 months prior to his presentation, a draining parulis developed on the mass.
Los diagnosticos diferenciales incluyen: infeccion odontogenica (parulis), neoplasia mesenquimal, mucoceles, granulomas telangiectasico y tumores de glandulas salivales (cuando se presentan como nodulos unicos bien circunscritos); tambien infecciones como tuberculosis, erisipela, blastomicosis, enfermedades inflamatorias como sindrome de Melkersson-Rosenthal (queilitis granulomatosa) o sarcoidosis, cuando se presentan como granulomas orofaciales difusos (2,3,6,7,9).
Oral examination may reveal a parulis (focal erythematous swelling of the adjacent gingiva with a central draining sinus tract) (figure 6) and percussion of the affected tooth is generally painful.