Lumps and bumps in the mouth and lips

Published on February 28, 2017   27 min

Other Talks in the Series: Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine

My name is Nicholas Kalavrezos, and I'm a Consultant in Head & Neck/Reconstructive Surgery at University College London Hospital. The topic of my presentation today is "Lumps and Bumps in the Mouth and Lips".
Lumps and bumps of the mouth and the lips, broadly speaking, belong in four different categories: malformations, namely congenital lesions, traumatic, infections of inflammatory origin. And of course, last but not least, neoplasias.
A typical appearance of a lesion from the first category, from the malformations, are the low flow malformations which are manifested as bluish branchial compression lesions.
Capillary haemangiomas, indeed, belong also in the malformation category. And have usually a more subtle appearance of a bluish manifestation.
I will skip the rather typical traumatic lesions. And also at this point, the infections, and inflammatory manifestations. And I will concentrate, in the next few slides, in the most important pathology that may be manifested as a swelling of the mouth or of the lip. Indeed, these are the oral malignant and pre-malignant conditions.