Past Medical History
The patient’s past medical history was significant for a history of hiatal hernia and a partial gastrectomy secondary to gastric ulcers.
Extraoral examination revealed no lymphadenopathy and no facial asymmetry. Intraoral examination demonstrated a 1.0 cm slightly firm, sessile nodule on the right posterior hard palate. The lesion was red-purple in color and non-tender. Focal areas of ulceration were evident on the surface (Figure 1).
Excisional Biopsy and Histopathological Findings
An excisional biopsy was performed. Microscopic examination revealed a well-circumscribed tumor composed of islands of mucous and epidermoid cells as well as cystic spaces (Figures 2-4).