A Woman With a Big Bump in the Mouth

A Woman With a Big Bump in the Mouth

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A 67-year-old Hispanic woman is seen for routine physical examination. Has mild hypertension but no other known medical problems. Feels well. No weight loss. No reported difficulty with eating, speaking, or swallowing. Denies any discomfiture in the mouth. States that nothing has changed in her mouth “ever since I lost my baby teeth.” Does not smoke cigarettes nor drink alcohol.


Woman who appears stated age. Vital signs and general examination, normal. Facial skin shows some telangiectases and lips have some wrinkling, suggesting solar damage. Nares unremarkable. Dorsum of tongue, normal. Anterior palate as shown.



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