Foreign Bodies Simulating a Congenital Palatal Fistula and Vascular AnomalyReport as inadecuate




Foreign Bodies Simulating a Congenital Palatal Fistula and Vascular Anomaly - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Case Reports in Dentistry - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 387092, 4 pages -

Case Report

Cleft Lip and Palate Program, Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, AAU, Ethiopia

Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine and Dows Institute for Dental Research at the College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, ML2198, 500 Newton Road, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA

Received 17 February 2015; Revised 20 April 2015; Accepted 2 May 2015

Academic Editor: Tommaso Lombardi

Copyright © 2015 Mekonen Eshete et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Foreign bodies embedded in the palate are uncommon findings and may occasionally mimic oral lesions. In the majority of the cases, foreign body embedment in the palate happens in infants and children who are unable to give history. Physical examination in the oral cavity of this group of patients in order to arrive at a definitive diagnosis is limited. We present two female infants with foreign bodies adherent to the hard palate. The first was ten months old and the second was 11 months old. In both cases the materials removed from the palate were plastic in nature black or red in color and circular in shape. The first simulated a palatal fistula and the second a vascular anomaly.





Author: Mekonen Eshete, Fikre Abate, Taye Hailu, Mulualem Gessesse, and Azeez Butali

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



DOWNLOAD PDF




Related documents