First case of full-thickness palatal necrotizing sialometaplasia

J Laryngol Otol. 2002 Mar;116(3):219-20. doi: 10.1258/0022215021910384.


Necrotizing sialometaplasia is an uncommon, benign, self-limiting condition which can stimulate malignancy. The commonest site of occurrence is the hard palate. We report the first case with full thickness palatal involvement. The clino-pathological features of this condition are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Palate, Hard / pathology*
  • Sialometaplasia, Necrotizing / pathology*