Monday, September 2, 2013
1115. Torus palatinus in human medicine
As a vet, I see many cases of oral tumours in dogs and cats. One day a friend said she had a painful area on the roof of her mouth after general anaesthesia for surgery of her wrist ganglion growth. She had previous anaesthesias without such complaints.
She was much worried when I said it was such a large growth and advised early treatment. This was the first time I saw such a growth. As for the ulcer I told her it was due to the friction from the insertion of the endotracheal tube prior to surgery.
She made an appointment to see the family dentist since the surgeon did not respond to her message to fix an earlier appointment or the Hospital staff did not inform the surgeon. Fortunately, this was not cancerous but quite common esp. in women over 30 years of age. With the kenacort cream, the lady recovered.