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Torus Palatinus

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Clinical Features of Torus Palatinus -Bony, hard mass located on midline of hard palate -Pink; can be lobulated, flat, or nodular; can be sessile or pedunculated -Benign, asymptomatic
Demographics of Torus Palatinus -About 20-30% of US population has palatal tori -More prevalent in females (2:1 female-to-male ratio) -Max. growth of lesion occurs by middle age
Histologic Features of Torus Palatinus -Dense, vital lamellar bone -Bone marrow that is paucicellular (sparsely distributed or uncrowded cell collection) and fibro-fatty (containing fibrous and fatty structures)
Differential Diagnosis for Torus Palatinus -Pleomorphic Adenoma -Osteoma -Peripheral Ossifying Fibroma
Treatment of Torus Palatinus -No treatment indicated if asymptomatic and doesn't interfere with oral functions (i.e. speaking, eating, dentures for edentulous patients) -Surgical excision if symptomatic or interferes with oral functions
Note about Torus Palatinus Bone growth is susceptible to medication-related osteonecrosis, so the patient should be educated
Created by: sarahosseini