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Squamous Papilloma

Squamous papilloma is an overgrowth of the soft tissue associated with human papillomavirus infection (HPV). These papillomae arise from the stratified squamous epithelium of the lip, skin, oral cavity, tongue, pharynx, esophagus, larynx, vagina, cervix, or anal canal. It is rarely reported and is uncommonly located on the uvula.

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I would like to know if my uvular squamous papilloma requires surgery or if it is self-resolving, as well as whether it is contagious.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been told that I have a squamous papilloma on my uvula. I wonder whether surgery is the only modality of treatment, or can it likely resolve by itself? I have been assured that it is benign. But I am very scared of passing it on. I have a partner who knows about this however, I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Murari Kaimal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to give you the best care possible. I can certainly understand what is going through your mind and it can be quite stressful. It is good to know that you are concerned about the safety of your partner as well. Thanks for the excellent image that you h...  Read Full »

I have a recurring lesion on my tongue, and I am worried if it is HPV. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, About four years ago, I developed a lesion on the top of my tongue. It was almost a wart-like cluster resemblance. It went away after two weeks. A year passed, and I developed another growth in the same spot that, again, went away after two weeks. I was clear for about two years, and then...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have seen the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). These appear to be tongue warts or likely a squamous papilloma. Yes, around 50 percent of such cases are documented to be associated with HPV (human papillo...  Read Full »

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