Torus palatinus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Middled aged female presents to clinic with a hard lump in the palate.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
CT
Dense bony mass in the hard palate, contiguous with it.  Essentially a large palatal exostosis.

Case Discussion

Torus palatinus is largely a clinical diagnosis.  If imaged CT is the primary modality. 

It is a bony proturberance, almost always in the midline.  It is commoner in certain racial groups, such as asians.

Treatment is usually conservative.

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