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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  269338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nonhealing palatal ulcerations in two white male patients, one 50 and another 58 years of age, were clinically suspected of being malignant, even after the initial biopsies were negative. Second biopsies in each case confirmed the original opinions, but the lesions were diagnosed specifically as "necrotizing sialometaplasia". This is an interesting condition of uncertain etiology that can mimic cancer, both clinically and microscopically. The condition heals spontaneously. It should be considered in a differential diagnosis of suspicious lesions of the palate.
J Murphy; J Giunta; I Meyer; K Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-24     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Epithelium / pathology
Middle Aged
Necrosis / pathology*
Palatal Neoplasms / pathology
Salivary Gland Diseases / pathology*
Sialadenitis / pathology*

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