The torus is considered an anatomical variation, not a pathological condition, which can cause problems in the process of manufacture of prostheses. Are characterized by a benign bone growth, limited, well defined, unilateral or bilateral, usually asymptomatic. Its etiology is described as multifactorial, including genetic and environmental factors, among others. Mainly describes two types of oral exostoses: torus mandibularis (TM) and torus palatine (TP), the latter being the most common. It is suggested that the two anomalies are related to the same gene is autosomal dominant inheritance with low penetrance. Depending on their location and clinical characteristics are classified as Palano, lobular, nodular-shaped zone. The torus affecting 10% of the world population of between 35 and 65 years, women, mostly. In general, do not require treatment unless they produce discomfort, and, in this case, the surgical procedure.
KEY WORDS: torus palatinus, torus mandibularis, hyperostosis.
How to cite this article
FUENTES, F. R.; BORIE, E. E.; PARRA, V. P. & REBOLLEDO, S. K. Torus palatinus and torus mandibularis. Int. J. Odontostomat., 3(2):113-117, 2009.