History of the present illness

This is a 54-year-old white female who presented with an exophytic, smooth-surfaced yellow nodule in the posterior right mandibular vestibule between teeth #s 27 & 28 (Figure 1). It was described to be 1.0 x 0.7 cm in size and was of unknown duration. It was otherwise asymptomatic.

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.