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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

Publication:
October 2006
Volume 37 , Issue 9

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Spontaneous fracture of genial tubercles: Case report

Renato Yassutaka Faria Yaedú, DDS, MS / Izabel Regina Fisher Rubira-Bullen, PhD / Eduardo Sant’Ana, PhD

Pages: 737–739
PMID: 17017637

A case is presented of fractured genial tubercles, revealed by occlusal radiography, in a 63-year-old edentulous woman. Isolated fractures are a rare event that may present with pain and edema in the floor of the mouth. It occurs mainly in patients wearing a complete denture when the mandible is atrophied and the genial tubercles are hypertrophied. Only 11 case reports have been found in the English literature. (Quintessence Int 2006;37:737–739)

Key words: fracture, genial tubercles, radiography

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