Oral mucosal calcified nodule requiring palatoplasty

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  • Calcinosis cutis describes a condition of pathologic calcium deposition in the dermis. Several subtypes exist, including the subepidermal calcified nodule. The oral mucosal calcified nodule (OMCN) was posited in 1992 as a specific term for a subepidermal calcified nodule occurring in the oral cavity, and since that time only six such lesions have been described in the literature. This report explores a case of OMCN on the palate of a 3-month-old infant with the goal of supplementing extant literature, providing a consideration of the differentials of palatal lesions in the pediatric population, and describing a unique instance in which OMCN resulted in a full-thickness defect requiring palatoplasty for repair.
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  • Panico E; Robinette K; Kelly D; Wiatrak B
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  • 139