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June 1978

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Baylor College of Medicine and The Methodist Hospital, Houston

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(6):364-366. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790060066017


Thomas A. Weimert, MD, Ann Arbor, Mich  A 46-year-old man was first seen in November 1976 for evaluation of a mass on the right side of his face, which had been present and progressively enlarging for six weeks. His first indication of any abnormality was an asymptomatic prominence of his right cheek. He later felt a swelling in the area of the right side of his hard palate, which prevented him from wearing dentures. The patient had no history of trauma, infection, or surgery to the area and had been in excellent health all his life. He denied pain, facial anesthesia, diplopia, rhinorrhea, or nasal obstruction.Physical examination showed marked bony prominence of the anterior maxilla and superior displacement of the globe of his right eye (Fig 1). On intraoral inspection, the right side of his hard palate appeared to bulge into the oropharynx (Fig

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