ID#: 16522
This image depicts a close view of the roof of a patient’s the oral cavity, which included the hard and soft palates, both of which were covered by a normal pink mucosal layer. However, you will notice the presence of a knobby protuberance in the midline of the hard palate known as a torus palatinus, a benign condition that usually develops in adulthood, and involves the formation of a bony outcropping in the palatal midline, and is on average, no more than 2cm in diameter.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Gavin Hart
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.