Torus palatinus

Case contributed by Dr Dalia Ibrahim

Presentation

A hard lump protrudes from her hard palate.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female
Modality: CT

Bony protrusions arising from the midline of the hard palate.

Modality: CT

Bony protrusions arising from the midline of the hard palate.

Case Discussion

Torus palatinus are bony exostoses seen in the oral cavity,

They typically arise from the hard palate or inner maxilla/ mandible (Torus mandibulare)

They are often found in young adults and may increase in size over time.

Tori are usually clinically insignificant. 

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Case Information

rID: 29255
Case created: 12th May 2014
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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