Patients were discharged within a few days with only minor analgesics since they experienced minimal discomfort owing to the absence of surgical incisions in the nasal septum, palate or gingivobuccal sulcus
The mass had caused a bulge in the soft palate and gingivobuccal sulcus
The same swelling was seen intraorally, and it had destroyed the hard palate and extended to the alveolus, where it had obliterated the gingivobuccal sulcus
On physical examination, we noted a fullness of the right gingivobuccal sulcus
that arose from the right maxillary sinus.
A fistula tract extended from the floor of the nose to the gingivobuccal sulcus
under the upper lip, and there was a separate midline ulcer of the hard palate (figure 2).