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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

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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.

Case Author(s)

Behnam Eslami

DDS

Dr. Eslami is a Resident in Oral Pathology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, USA. His research interest is focused on bone biology. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.


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Mark A. Lerman

Mark A. Lerman

DMD

Nathaniel S-Treister

Nathaniel S. Treister

DMD, DMSc

Sook Bin Woo

DMD, MMSc

William R. Welch

William R. Welch

MD