Variant Anatomy of the Torus Palatinus
Torus palatinus (TP), a benign osseous outgrowth of the oral bony palate, is a bone mass that accrues along the midline of the hard palate. It represents an anatomical variation rather than pathology. TP generally causes no symptoms and needs no treatment. Surgical removal is required in cases of chronic trauma or if there is interference with oral function or denture replacement. TPs have recently been used as autogenous bone graft material for alveolar ridge reconstruction during dental implant treatments. They have been reported in different regions and are associated with age, gender, diet, and other environmental factors.
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