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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

October 2012
Volume 43 , Issue 9

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Intraoral foreign bodies detected 40 years after a car accident using cone beam computed tomography

Nicole Schnider, Dr Med Dent/Peter A. Reichart, Prof Dr Med Dent/ Michael M. Bornstein, PD Dr Med Dent

Pages: 741-745
PMID: 23041987

Foreign bodies are common findings in the maxillofacial region, most commonly the result of accidents and physical aggression. Among the objects frequently found in the orofacial tissues are fragments of metal, plastic, wood, and glass. Visualization and exact identification of the location of these objects can be challenging but is of major importance prior to surgical removal. The present case report describes the use of cone beam computed tomography to locate, visualize, and surgically remove glass particles in the oral cavity. (Quintessence Int 2012;43:741745)

Key words: accident, cone beam computed tomography, foreign body, glass, radiopaque

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