A 57-year-old nonsmoking woman with no systemic conditions except mild hypertension
sought treatment for a mass of the gingiva, which had been rapidly growing for the
previous 2 months, although it had existed for nearly 20 years. She had no complaints,
such as pain or bleeding, except for the expansion of the lesion itself.
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Dr. Yilmaz is an assistant professor, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Biruni University, 34010 Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Demir is an assistant professor, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Biruni University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Olgaç is an associate professor, Department of Tumor Pathology and Cytology, Institute of Oncology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.
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ORCID Numbers. Mustafa Yilmaz: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2005-1417; Esra Demir: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7442-1778; Necat Vakur Olgaç: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0497-0314. For information regarding ORCID numbers, go to https://orcid.org.
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