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Soft Palate

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Soft Palate

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  • Exam
  1. Do not palpate (provokes a strong Gag Reflex)
  2. Observe asymmetry of Soft Palate when says "Eee"
  3. Soft Palate is a cancer prone site!
    1. Observe for white persistent lesions (Leukoplakia)
    2. Observe for red lesions that cannot be wiped away
  • Management
  1. Indications to biopsy Soft Palate lesions:
    1. Suspicious lesion not resolved in 2 weeks
    2. Tobacco abuse history