Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Case of the Month

March, 1999


The patient is a 64 y.o. female that was referred to our office for evaluation of a hard palate lesion that had been present for one year. The lesion had increased in size over that time period.


The patient is allergic to Penicillin and takes Liptor. There were no serious illnesses. Aspiration of the lesion was negative. The lesion was 1.2 cm in diameter and was a smooth surface, sessile lesion, with no bruitt or thrill. Tooth # 13 is sensitive to percussion. Large restorations were noted in teeth #'s 12, 13, and 14. Teeth #'s 12, 13, and 14 were vital. Incisional biopsy was consistent with a Pleomorphic Adenoma.


  1. Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Hard Palate



Patient treated by:
  • Dr. Steven R. Tucker Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dr. Dean White Oral Pathology

 Steven R. Tucker DMD, PSC
 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
 909 Scherm Road
 Owensboro, KY 42301
 phone: 1-502-926-4107
 fax: 1-502-926-4166
 url: http://www.srt-psc.com


Last Modified: March 1, 1999

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