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Non-Ulcerated Mass of the Hard Palate

CASE CHALLENGE NUMBER: 15

Craig B Fowler, Col, USAF, DC; Robert B Brannon, DDS, MSD

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The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


A 66-year old white male presented with a raised lesion on the left hard palate. The patient had been aware of the lesion for approximately two weeks, and there was no history of recent or past trauma. The patient’s medical history was remarkable for a long history of epilepsy; however, the patient was not taking any prescription medication at the time of presentation.


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Case Author(s)

Craig B Fowler

Craig B Fowler

Col, USAF, DC

Dr. Fowler is Chief Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology in the Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.


Note: Bio information was provided at the time the case challenge was developed.

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Robert B Brannon

Robert B Brannon

DDS, MSD