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Torus Palatinus

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Torus Palatinus, Palatal Torus, Mandibular Torus, Torus Mandibularis

  • 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
  • Pathophysiology
  1. Common developmental exostosis occurs as adult
  • 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)
  • Evaluation
  1. Benign, except difficult to fit dentures
  2. Nodule not in the midline suggests cancer