Rapid Communication| Volume 133, ISSUE 5, P502-508, May 2022

A dome-shaped nodule on unattached alveolar mucosa

Published:August 19, 2021DOI:
      A 43-year-old man presented with a well-defined swelling in the posterior alveolar mucosa of 2 months’ duration. The past medical history and physical examination were unremarkable. The patient denied any history of systemic symptoms, and his family history was noncontributory for any malignancy. Intraoral examination revealed a 15-mm submucosal nodule involving unattached buccal alveolar mucosa, extending to the mucogingival junction between the left mandibular canine and the first bicuspid. Clinically, the lesion presented as an asymptomatic, well-circumscribed, normal-colored nodule covered by a smooth surface displaying superficial capillaries (Figure 1). All other mucosal surfaces and teeth were clinically healthy.
      Fig 1
      Fig. 1Normal-colored swelling affecting the attached gingiva, involving the mucogingival junction and alveolar mucosa in the lower left canine/premolar area.
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