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Article: Volume 43 Number 4 Page 395 - May 2016

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  Dent Update 2016; 43: 395-395

Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 20. Polyp in the Upper Alveolar Mucosa

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Abstract: A 57-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of a soft polypoid lesion in her upper left alveolar mucosa that had been present for 2 months. There was slight tenderness over the left maxillary sinus, a salty taste and occasionally nasal bloody discharge, but no pain, eye problems or regional lymphadenitis. Her medical history was clear. On extra-oral examination there was slight tenderness on palpation over the left maxillary sinus.

Author notes: Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health: and Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK and Dimitrios Malamos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece.