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Management of soft palate agenesis in Nager syndrome with an elongated, superiorly based pharyngeal flap

October 18, 2014  |  Oneida A. Arosarena, MD; Troy Hemme, DO


Nager syndrome, or preaxial acrofacial dysostosis, is associated with aberrant development of the first and second branchial arch structures, as well as abnormal development of the limb buds. It is a rare disorder, and its clinical manifestations have not been completely...

Transnasal endoscopic resection of a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor

August 28, 2014  |  Daniel Schuster, MD; Joel Cure, MD; Bradford A. Woodworth, MD


Calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) is a rare histologic subtype of odontogenic tumor. Treatment requires complete enucleation. We report what we believe is the first case of CCOT to be removed via a transnasal endoscopic approach. A 16-year-old boy was referred to our...

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma

January 21, 2014  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

PLGA affects the palate (60% of cases) most commonly, especially at the mucosal junction of the hard and soft palates; the next most common sites are the cheek and the lip, often the upper lip.

Ice-cream stick injury resembling torus palatinus

September 19, 2013  |  Rumi Khajotia, MBBS, MD, FAMA, FAMS; S.T. Kew, FRCP

The size of a torus palatinus usually varies from barely discernible to very large, and it may be flat or lobular.

Peripheral osteoma of the hard palate

August 22, 2013  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO, PhD


Peripheral osteomas of the hard palate are relatively rare. Two cases of osteoma of the hard palate are reported, along with a review of the literature.

Unusual hard palate foreign body: A case report

April 18, 2013  |  Allison N. Rasband-Lindquist, MD; Rodney Lusk, MD


Foreign bodies embedded in the palate are exceedingly rare, and may imitate oral lesions. The majority of cases occur in infants and children. The following report discusses the unique presentation of a foreign body in the hard palate of an infant. This report emphasizes that...

Two-flap palatoplasty: Description of the surgical technique and reporting of results at a single center

March 1, 2012  |  Emmanouel Koudoumnakis, MD, Ioannis M. Vlastos, MD, PhD, Kostas Parpounas, MD, PhD, and Michael Houlakis, MD, PhD


Two-flap palatoplasty is commonly used to treat cleft palate defects, but only a few reports on outcomes have been published in the literature. We conducted a retrospective analysis of 257 cases of cleft palate treated with two-flap palatoplasty at a single center in Greece...

Chondromyxoid fibroma of the nasal cavity and palate

October 27, 2011  |  Brian Thomas, MD, Candice Black, DO, Tate Maddox, MD, and Giridhar Venkatraman, MD


We present an exceedingly rare case of chondromyxoid fibroma of the nasal cavity and palate. This rare tumor usually occurs in the metaphyses of the long bones. Our patient's tumor was diagnosed by biopsy, and it was resected en bloc. At the 2-year follow-up, the patient was...

Schwannoma of the palatine tonsil

September 21, 2011  |  Neena Chaudhary, MS, Deepak Gupta, MS, and V. Natesh, MS


Schwannomas can originate in any peripheral, autonomic, or cranial nerve except the olfactory and optic nerves. Between 25 and 48% of all schwannomas have been reported to arise in the head and neck, with the acoustic nerve being the most common site of origin there....

Cholesteatoma of the nose and maxillary and ethmoid sinuses: A rare complication of palatal surgery

September 21, 2011  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


A 10-year-old boy presented with a complaint of a left-sided nasal obstruction with an associated foul-smelling discharge. Physical examination and anterior rhinoscopy revealed that a whitish, friable mass had completely filled the left nasal cavity. On computed tomography, a...

Approach to benign tumors of the palate: Analysis of 28 cases

August 16, 2011  |  Ahmet Ural, MD, Murat Livaoğlu, MD, Devrim Bektaş, MD, Osman Bahadır, MD, Atilla Hesapçıoğlu, MD, Mehmet İmamoğlu, MD, and Abdülcemal Ümit Işık, MD


We conducted a retrospective analysis of 28 patients-15 men and 13 women, aged 17 to 71 years (mean: 41.6)-who had undergone surgery for the treatment of a benign tumor of the hard or soft palate. The most common chief complaint was a palatal mass, which was reported by 14...

Osteomyelitis of the hard palate secondary to actinomycosis: A case report

March 1, 2011  |  Rohit Garg, MD, Paul Schalch, MD, Jon-Paul Pepper, MD, and Quoc A. Nguyen, MD


Osteomyelitis of the hard palate is a rare and difficult-to-eradicate sequela of actinomycosis. In this case report, we illustrate the necessity of aggressive surgical management of actinomycotic infection of the hard palate. The patient was initially treated with multiple...


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