January 2009: Diffuse, large swelling right palate
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. David Cotant
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Lakewood, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is an 81-year-old white female whose chief complaint was that her partial denture was impinging on the right side of her palate, where a large swelling was identified. The palatal swelling was of one month’s duration. The partial denture pushed into the swelling, causing some tenderness in the area. The swelling was diffuse, soft and deep with red overlying mucosa and a groove (Figure 1). It was described to be 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.75 cm in size.
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