Clinical and Radiographic Findings

The patient presented with a slowly enlarging exophytic nodule in the posterior right mandibular vestibule between teeth #s 27 & 28 (Figure 1). The nodule is dome-shaped, smooth-surfaced, and yellow in color. The mucosa is thin and has prominent vasculature. The nodule is 1.0 x 0.7 cm in size but is otherwise not painful or symptomatic. It is of unknown duration.

Figure 1 This is a clinical photograph as the patient first presented to the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery clinic. Note the smooth surface, yellow exophytic nodule in the right mandibular vestibule.