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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2011 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Orofacial Impactions: A Common Rarity

Freny Karjodkar, Sunali Khanna, Darshana Patil

Keywords : Impaction,Maxillary sinus,Tongue,Tooth

Citation Information : Karjodkar F, Khanna S, Patil D. Orofacial Impactions: A Common Rarity. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2011; 3 (2):98-101.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1063

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Impactions of the orofacial region are rare but impactions of the mobile tongue are unique. Hence, very limited literature is available. Foreign bodies embedded in the maxillofacial region frequently result from trauma and dental treatment. This is a compilation of cases of tongue impaction, tooth in maxillary sinus and watch battery impacted in tooth. A brief insight into the incidence of orofacial impactions, radiographic investigations and management is also provided.


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