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Case report: foreign body in the palate of an infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18617936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most foreign body aspirations occur in children younger than five years old, with 65% of deaths affecting infants younger than one year. A reasonably uncommon eventuality is attachment and retention of the foreign body to the oral mucosal tissues and in particular to the soft tissues of the hard palate. The following report discusses the unusual presentation of a foreign body in the palate of a child as well as the treatment carried out to facilitate the removal of the object. This report aims to highlight the importance of considering an impacted foreign body in the differential diagnosis of a palatal mass in an infant.
K Hussain; A J Brown; D Chavda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  205     ISSN:  1476-5373     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-11     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent / Guy's Hospital, Guy's Tower, London.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Palatal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology
Palate, Hard / pathology*,  surgery
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Br Dent J. 2008 Sep 27;205(6):295   [PMID:  18820606 ]

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