II. Epidemiology

  1. Visible only in Tobacco smokers
  2. More common in pipe smokers and cigar smokers

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Inflamed, highlighted ducts of Salivary Glands
  2. Palatal submucosa rich in minor Salivary Glands

IV. Signs

  1. Diffuse white mucosal thickening on Hard Palate
    1. Pinpoint reddish Papules on this white background

V. Evaluation

  1. Benign lesions, but predicts other Oral Tumors
  2. Only needs biopsy if on Soft Palate

VI. References

  1. Kleinegger in Rakel (2002) Current Therapy, p. 830

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Ontology: Smoker's palate (C1406371)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD10 K13.24
English Smoker's palate, smokers' palate
Spanish Paladar del fumador
Portuguese Palato de fumador
Italian Palato del fumatore
German Rauchergaumen
French Palais du fumeur
Dutch rokerspalatum
Czech Kuřácké patro
Japanese 喫煙者口蓋, キツエンシャコウガイ
Hungarian Dohányzó személy szájpadja