II. Epidemiology

  1. Represents 17% of Oral Lesions
  2. Incidence
    1. Palatal: 20-35%
    2. Mandibular: 7-10%
  3. Peaks over age 30 years
  4. More common in women

III. Pathophysiology

  1. Common developmental exostosis occurs as adult

IV. Signs

  1. Bony, Lobulated outgrowth
  2. Distribution
    1. Palatal Torus
      1. Midline of Hard Palate
    2. Mandibular Torus
      1. Lingual aspect of Mandible (under Tongue)

V. Evaluation

  1. Benign, except difficult to fit dentures
  2. Nodule not in the midline suggests cancer

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