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A submucosal nodule on the upper lip

Published:September 08, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2021.08.031
      A 43-year-old man was referred to the oral medicine clinic of our university to evaluate an asymptomatic nodule of unknown duration on the upper lip. There was no history of trauma, alcoholism, or smoking habits, and his medical history was noncontributory. Extraoral examination revealed no signs of asymmetry or lymphadenopathy or any skin color changes. An intraoral examination revealed a 1.0 cm solitary, submucosal, slightly mobile nodule on the labial mucosa of the upper lip consisting of a mass with a soft consistency on palpation, covered by intact and normal-colored mucosa (Figure 1).
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      Fig. 1Clinical presentation of the solitary submucosal nodule covered by an intact and normal-colored mucosa on the labial mucosa of the upper lip.
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