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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 293-296

Insidious fatal perforation of palate: A diagnostic challenge


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, H. P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Dr. Akshay Sujith
Junior Resident, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, H. P Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_52_20

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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is considered as a systemic triad of necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis of the upper and lower respiratory tracts (pulmonary vasculitis) and a rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Few cases of a superficial form with only oral involvement are reported. The purpose of this article is to describe the steps in reaching a conclusive diagnosis in lesions involving the palate. Since in most cases the histopathological report will turn inconclusive, proper clinical evaluation and definitive diagnostic test like the estimation of cytoplasmic-antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody will be mandatory for obtaining a conclusive result.


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