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A bulging of the soft palate should alert one to the possibility of a mass in the pharyngomaxillary space. Work-up includes CT scan or MRI and possible needle aspiration. Open biopsy should be avoided. Benign, mixed tumors are most commonly encountered. Surgical excision by external approach is generally advocated.
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