Peripheral osteoma of the hard palate

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Painless swelling of the right aspect of the hard palate.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Well-defined radiodense exophytic lesion mean density = 1380 HU arising from the right aspect of palatal maxillary with convex medial margin. No adjacent bony destruction or soft tissue component.

Case Discussion

CT features of a well-defined radiodense exophytic lesion of the hard palate suggestive of osteoma

The most common sites of osteomas are the mandible and paranasal sinuses. Osteomas of the hard palate are rarely described in the literature 1.2.

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