Torus mandibularis
Pirabu Sakthivel, Chirom Amit Singh
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:177. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.177.14038

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Torus mandibularis

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:177. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.177.14038

Received: 04/10/2017 - Accepted: 23/10/2017 - Published: 25/10/2017

Key words: Torus mandibularis, mandible, swelling

© Pirabu Sakthivel et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Pirabu Sakthivel, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (pirabusakthivel@gmail.com)


Torus mandibularis

Pirabu Sakthivel1,&, Chirom Amit Singh1

 

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

 

 

&Corresponding author
Pirabu Sakthivel, Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head and Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

 

 

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A 54-year-old man who presented to the clinic for a routine examination was found to have a hard swelling in the floor of mouth. The swelling was noticed at the age of ten years and had been gradually progressing over the years. However, there was no history of chewing difficulty, dysphagia, dysarthria, oral ulcers or sleep disturbances. On examination, a 4x4 cm bony swelling was noted arising from the lingual surface of mandible, with an intact overlying mucosa. The findings were typical of torus mandibularis, a benign bony outgrowth from the mandible which was also confirmed radiologically. About 80 to 90% of the lesions present as small, bilateral bony protrusions near the pre-molars and are incidental findings on routine oral examination. Despite the large size, our patient declined any treatment as the lesion was asymptomatic.

 

 



Figure 1: clinical image depicting the swelling on lingual surface of mandible with an intact overlying mucosa, the classical "Torus mandibularis"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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