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Asymptomatic Patent Nasopalatine Ducts After Rapid Maxillary Expansion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21772192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article describes the clinical case of a patient, a 13-year-old boy, in whom the appearance of patent nasopalatine ducts was noted after having a rapid maxillary expansion performed. To confirm this finding, inspection and radiographic examination were performed in which gutta-percha cones were used as contrast. The patient related no symptoms or discomfort due to the ducts. The patient was followed up for a period of 6 months, during which he was instructed as regards correct cleaning to prevent the accumulation of food and infection.
Authors:
Matheus Melo Pithon
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Faculty of Dentistry, Southwest Bahia University UESB, Bahia, Brazil.
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