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Papillomas

Papillomas


Question:

- My little boy had a small papilloma on an amygdala. What do you recommend? Is its operation difficult and what are the causes of its appearance?

Answer:

Papillomas are benign epithelial tumors, which can occur in both children and adults. They can have different locations: cutaneous (on the skin), on the oro-pharyngeal, laryngeal, genital mucosa etc.

Papillomas are benign epithelial tumors, which can occur in both children and adults. They can have different locations: cutaneous (on the skin), on the oro-pharyngeal, laryngeal, genital mucosa etc.
They appear as small whitish or pink, muriform or can be inserted sessile on the mucosal surface. They can multiply by sowing the mucosa in the vicinity or at a distance, they can rarely be malignant.
The cause of these tumors seems to be the infection with certain types of human papillomavirus, which in people with lower immunity can cause papillomas.
The treatment consists in removing the formation. This can be done either by conventional surgery techniques or by laser surgery, the intervention being relatively simple.