August 2009: Swelling right posterior hard palate
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Adam Fettig
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Kirkland, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 58-year-old white female with a small and slightly raised swelling on the posterior hard palate of two months’ duration (Figure 1). The swelling is asymptomatic and is soft in consistency with an intact mucosa; it is 1 x 1 cm at its greatest dimensions. It is pink to focally light blue. This patient has palatal torus that has been present for many years; this lesion is to the right of the palatal torus.
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