Welcome to our slideshow featuring presentations of conditions affecting the mouth! Click through the slides to read each case report from the Consultant archives. Each slide links to the full case report for more details.
- Torus Palatinus
This painless, hard mass was noted on the palate of a 73-year-old woman with hypertension during a routine follow-up visit. The mass had been present for more than 30 years.
- Geographic Tongue
The case of this 5-year-old girl is unusual because the geographic mapping—which in most cases appears only on the dorsum of the tongue—extends to the ventral surface of the girl’s tongue.
According to the patient’s mother, the child’s tongue had always had this appearance. The only reported symptom was an occasional burning sensation when the girl ate ketchup.
- Oral Lichen Planus
For 5 days, a 19-year-old young adult had nasal congestion, dry and itchy eyes, edematous lips, nausea, and sore throat. His medical history was significant for meningitis in infancy, herpes simplex virus (HSV) gingivostomatitis, and a tooth extraction 2 weeks earlier.
- Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
This 27-year-old US Army soldier presented with his right tonsil markedly enlarged compared with the left one. The posterior cervical chain of lymph nodes also was swollen.
Results of a complete blood count essentially were normal. Chest and abdominal computed tomography scans were unremarkable, except for 1 or 2 reactive mediastinal lymph nodes.
- Focal Epithelial Hyperplasia
A 10-year-old African American boy presented with lumps in the mouth that had been present for the past 2 years. The lesions had increased in size and number. They generally were asymptomatic but would become painful and bleed when the child accidentally bit them.
Slideshow: Conditions Affecting the Mouth