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Torus palatinus

Pumersha Naidoo, Narisha Maharaj, Jaynund Maharajh, Ashraf Moosa
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 4 | a7 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v17i4.7 | © 2013 Pumersha Naidoo, Narisha Maharaj, Jaynund Maharajh, Ashraf Moosa | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 February 2013 | Published: 08 November 2013

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Pumersha Naidoo, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Narisha Maharaj, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Jaynund Maharajh, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa
Ashraf Moosa, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and King Edward VIII Hospital, Durban, South Africa


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Abstract

Kupffer and Bessel-Hagen coined the term torus palatinus in 1879 for a benign osseous protuberance arising from the midline of the hard palate. Tori are present in approximately 20% of the population and are occult until adulthood. Recent advances in modern radiology have led to improved evaluation and diagnosis of tori.

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Torus palatinus

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