Simulated cancer of the lower lip attributed to a "caliber persistent" artery

J Oral Pathol. 1980 May;9(3):137-44. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.1980.tb00370.x.


Observations are reported on three lesions of the lower lip simulating cancer in elderly men and attributed to caliber persistent arteries. Persistent caliber arteries are those with a diameter larger than normal near a mucosal or external surface. Caliber persistency of the lip artery is best characterized by a quotient, using the distance from the border between epithelium and connective tissue as numerator, and its diameter as denominator. A quotient lower than 1.6 to 1.7 may be regarded as indicative of this vascular anomaly.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arteries / abnormalities*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lip / blood supply*
  • Lip / pathology
  • Lip Diseases / pathology*
  • Lip Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ulcer / pathology