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Contralateral recurrence of necrotizing sialometaplasia of the hard palate after five months: a case report

 Chan-Woo Jeong  ;  Taegyun Youn  ;  Hyun Sil Kim  ;  Kwang-Ho Park  ;  Jong-Ki Huh 
 Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (대한구강악안면외과학회지), Vol.41(6) : 338-341, 2015 
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 Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (대한구강악안면외과학회지) 
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Necrotizing sialometaplasia ; Palate
Necrotizing sialometaplasia usually heals within 4 to 10 weeks with conservative treatment, and rarely recurs. When necrotizing sialometaplasia is present on the hard palate it may occur unilaterally or bilaterally. In this case, necrotizing ulceration occurred on the left hard palate of a 36-year-old woman after root canal treatment of the upper left first premolar under local anesthesia. After only saline irrigation the defect of the lesion completely healed and filled with soft tissue. After 5 months, however, a similar focal necrosis was found on the contralateral hard palate without any dental treatment having been performed on that side and progressed in similar fashion as the former lesion. We conducted an incisional biopsy and obtained a final pathological diagnosis for the palatal mass of necrotizing sialometaplasia. At the 3-year follow-up, the patient's oral mucosa of the hard palate was normal, without any signs and symptoms of the condition. We report a case of a second occurrence of necrotizing sialometaplasia on the contralateral side from the first, with a time lapse between the first and second occurrence.
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김현실(Kim, Hyun Sil) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3614-1764
박광호(Park, Kwang Ho)
정찬우(Jeong, Chan Woo)
허종기(Huh, Jong Ki) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7381-3972
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