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A Nodule of the Palate

Case Challenge Number: 43

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Can you make the diagnosis? 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.

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