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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 392-394
Transepidermal elimination of suture material in lip biopsy specimen

1 Department of Oral Pathology, Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India
2 General Surgery, Consultant Surgeon, Gujarat Surgical Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, VS Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Medicine, SSG Medical College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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DOI: 10.4103/jomfp.jomfp_229_22

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Transepidermal elimination (TE) is a well-known phenomenon by which dermal materials are expelled through an active epithelial-dermal connective tissue interaction. It has been associated with many cutaneous disorders and described as a regular or sporadic occurrence in a variety of dermatologic conditions. TE as a means of expulsion by skin, either externally introduced or endogenously generated foreign material, is well recognized but rarely appreciated phenomenon. Hence, here we are presenting a case of TE of suture material from the labial surface of the lower lip in a patient who was previously operated for mucocele a year back and reported with the impression of the recurrent lesion.

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