Clinical Findings

The patient was first seen at the Pediatric Clinic, University of Washington, School of Dentistry for a swelling in the right hard palate.  The swelling was of unknown duration and was asymptomatic.  The surrounding teeth were vital and the radiographs were negative for any periapical lesions.  The swelling was firm and the same color as the surrounding mucosa (Fig 1).  It was of a significant size around 2 X 1.5 in length and width.    

Figure 1.    This is a clinical photograph from when the patient first presented to the Oral Surgery clinic, University of Washington.  Note the slight swelling with surface thickening.