Bump on my macbook air

I have a (little) bump on my MacBook Air, there are white marks on the aluminum next to the bump and the bump is not depressed but elevated. Do you think that Apple's warranty can repair it? My Macbook is always protected by a case + shell and it never fell. Can you help ?

You mean a swell, not a bump.
On the trackpad?   It's important to know where

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