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Mass in the Upper Lip


F. James Kratochvil III, DDS


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

A 45-year old white woman presented with a chief complaint of a loose crown on the maxillary right central incisor. There was a gray-black pigmented area on the alveolar mucosa in the apical region of the maxillary left central incisor and a firm mass in the left upper lip.

After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.

Case Author(s)

Dr. Kratochvil is an Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Radiology in the School of Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University. Note: Bio information was provided at the time the case challenge was ...

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