March 2010: Large swelling, left soft palate and tonsillar area
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Guillermo Chacon
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Puyallup, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is an 88-year-old white female whose chief complaint was a progressively enlarging swelling of the left soft palate and tonsil. It was large, around 5 x 5 cm in size; pink-to-red in color; and focally ulcerated (Figure 1). She complained of pain and difficulty swallowing. The lesion is of six months’ duration.
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