Infections, tumors, nutshells, and foreign bodies may all be seen clinically as unusual lesions of the palate in children.1,2 We describe the case of an infant girl who had a palatal lesion, eventually determined to be secondary to a scald burn. We emphasize this case because the eventual diagnosis was not considered until almost 2 months after the patient was first seen, at which time additional history was elicited.


C.P. was a 4-month-old girl referred to our hospital for evaluation and treatment of poor weight gain with a palatal lesion. She was delivered by cesarean section for cephalopelvic disproportion after an uncomplicated fullterm pregnancy; her birth weight was 3,820 g (90th percentile).

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