Palate perforation: Infectious and noninfectious causes

Neha Patel, Chandrashekar Bohra, Ganesh Gajanan, Ramon L. Sandin, John N. Greene

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Palate perforation is a rare condition and can be due to congenital or acquired causes. Acquired palatal perforations can be caused by a number of etiologies including developmental disorders, infections, malignancy, and drugs of abuse. We present a case of palatal perforation due to NK/T-cell lymphoma, which presented in a manner mimicking an aggressive infectious process. The infectious and noninfectious causes of palatal perforation and their differentiation are emphasized in this case study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Infectious Causes
  • Nk Cell Lymphoma
  • Palate Perforation
  • Palate Ulcer


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