Maxillary and palatine tori

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky


Incidental finding.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

CT paranasal sinuses

Incidental bony torus palatinus and bilateral maxillary tori.

Case Discussion

Maxillary tori are composed of densely mineralised bone usually devoid of a medullary cavity. They may project both inwards from midline (torus palatinus) or inner surface of the alveolar bone (as shown in this case) or outwards from the alveolar bone. 

Torus Palatinus is a benign, frequently bilobulated bony exostosis that arises from the midline of the hard palate, protruding into the oral cavity. It is usually less than 2 cm. It becomes evident in early adulthood and has a prevalence of 2-3% They rarely cause any problem though may make fitting dentures difficult. 

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Case information

rID: 53628
Case created: 27th May 2017
Last edited: 30th May 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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