International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research
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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018, 6(1), 22-24
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-1-5
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Necrotizing Sialometaplasia of the Hard Palate: A Case Report Observed at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaounde

Bengondo Messanga C1, Nokam Abena M1, Ntep Ntep D1, , Kenna E1 and Mendouga Mengne C2

1Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the Yaounde University Teaching and Hospital Center

2Pasteur Center of Yaoundé

Pub. Date: February 10, 2018

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Bengondo Messanga C, Nokam Abena M, Ntep Ntep D, Kenna E and Mendouga Mengne C. Necrotizing Sialometaplasia of the Hard Palate: A Case Report Observed at the University Teaching Hospital of Yaounde. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2018; 6(1):22-24. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-6-1-5


Necrotising sialometaplasia is a rare inflammatory pathology of accessory salivary glands. It occurs exceptionally on the other main salivary glands. The aetiology remains to be determined. We report the case of a 37-year-old patient who came to consult for a wound and oral pain that had been evolving for 4 months. Exobuccal examination showed nothing peculiar. The intraoral examination showed an ulceration of the palatal mucosa, non-indurated, elevated, with a yellow background. Despite these signs and the absence of a history of alcohol and tobacco consumption, bleeding and lymphadenopathy, we evoked the diagnosis squamous cell carcinoma of palate. An excision biopsy was performed to confirm the diagnosis of necrotising sialometaplasia. The postoperative course was simple. In front of a palatal ulcer with raised mucosa, not indurated, not bleeding, with a yellowish background, it is necessary to think of a sialometaplasia.

necrotising sialometaplasia squamous cell carcinoma neoplastic ulceration

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