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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Maneesha Nandimandalam, M.B.B.S.[2] Saarah T. Alkhairy, M.D.


It is a slow-growing locally invasive lesion with an unlikely risk of metastasis. Most patients are often asymptomatic. The major complication is its recurrence and involvement of surrounding structures. With appropriate treatment, the prognosis is usually excellent.

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