Sore or Swollen Lips Part 1- Causes and Diagnosis

Dent Update. 2016 Nov;43(9):874-6, 879-82. doi: 10.12968/denu.2016.43.9.874.


This series of three papers reviews the causes, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, and outlines the management of sore and/or swollen lips. Clinical relevance: Sore and/or swollen lips are not uncommon, often have a local cause but may reflect a systemic disease. This first part of a series of three papers reviews their causes and diagnosis alphabetically, for ease of reference.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Edema / diagnosis
  • Edema / etiology
  • Humans
  • Lip Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Lip Diseases / etiology*