Pathologic Quiz Case 1
Dan M. Fliss, MD; Karen L. Burgess, DDS; R. Warren J. Hartwick, MD, FRCPC; Jeremy L. Freeman, MD, FRCPC, Toronto, OntarioA 35-year-old man sought medical attention for an asymptomatic enlarging mass that had been present on the right side of the hard palate for 6 months. Many years earlier a lesion had been removed from the right side of the palate. The pathologic diagnosis of this lesion was unknown. The patient was otherwise healthy.Physical examination disclosed a submucosal mass, measuring 3×3 cm, located on the right side of the hard palate. The mass extended medially to the midline and posteriorly to the junction of the hard and the soft palate.The overlying mucosa was intact. The findings of the rest of the physical examination were unremarkable. The results of routine laboratory investigations were within normal limits.The patient underwent complete surgical resection of the
RESIDENT'S PAGE. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992;118(8):878–881. doi:10.1001/archotol.1992.01880080100022
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