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Squamous cell papilloma

Squamous cell papilloma
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Micrograph showing a squamous papilloma of the tongue. H&E stain.
Classification and external resources
ICD-O M8052/0
NCI Squamous cell papilloma
Patient UK Squamous cell papilloma

A Squamous cell papilloma is a generally benign papilloma that arises from the stratified squamous epithelium of the skin, lip, oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, cervix, vagina or anal canal.[1][2][3][4] Squamous cell papillomas are a result of infection with human papillomavirus (HPV).[1][2]

Oral squamous cell papilloma

Squamous cell papilloma of the mouth or throat is generally diagnosed in people between the ages of 30 and 50,[1] and is normally found on the inside of the cheek, on the tongue, or inside of lips. Oral papillomas are usually painless, and not treated unless they interfere with eating or are causing pain.[1] They do not generally mutate to cancerous growths, nor do they normally grow or spread. Oral papillomas are most usually a result of the infection with types HPV-6 and HPV-11.[1]

Conjunctival squamous cell papilloma

Normally found in children or young adults, a common cause of conjunctival squamous cell papilloma is during childbirth, when the mother passes the virus to her child.[1][3]


While most cases require no treatment, therapy options include cryotherapy, application of a topical salicylic acid compound, surgical excision and laser ablation.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g New Zealand Dermatological Society (2007). "Squamous cell papilloma". New Zealand Dermatological Society. Retrieved December 19, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c Nikon Microscopy (2007). "Squamous Cell Papilloma". Nikon Microscopy. Retrieved December 19, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Papilloma, Conjunctival at eMedicine
  4. ^ National Library for Health (2007). "Squamous cell papilloma". National Library for Health. Retrieved December 19, 2007. 

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