Torus palatinus

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger


Followed up for an evacuated subdural haematoma. Incidental finding noted on hard palate.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Two oval bone-density masses are seen along the midline of the hard palate.

Case Discussion

Torus palatinus is a benign, frequently bilobulated bony exostosis that arises from the midline of the hard palate, protruding into the oral cavity. 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: 23745
Published: 6th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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