A Nodule of the Palate
CASE CHALLENGE NUMBER: 43
Behnam Eslami, DDS; Mark A. Lerman, DMD; Nathaniel S. Treister, DMD, DMSc; Sook Bin Woo, DMD, MMSc; William R. Welch, MD
The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
A 72-year-old Caucasian female presented for evaluation of a painless palatal lesion. She described it as a soft bump and had been aware of its presence for six months before bringing it to the attention of her general dentist, who referred her for a biopsy. The patient denied smoking and there was no known history of trauma.
After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.