II. Causes: Benign

  1. Fibroma, Hemangioma, Papilloma
    1. Can occur anywhere in oral cavity
    2. Excise if symptomatic
  2. Exostoses: Torus Palatinus
    1. Bony growth of Hard Palate
    2. Surgery only if prosthetic device needed

III. Causes: Pre-malignant lesions

IV. Causes: Malignant

V. Management

  1. Biopsy any suspicious lesion present 2 weeks or more

VI. References

  1. Diaz in Noble (2001) Primary Care Medicine, p. 1757
  2. Weinberg (2002) Am Fam Physician 65(7):1379-86 [PubMed]

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