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Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 9     11. Sep. 2012
Quintessence Int 43 (2012), No. 9  (11.09.2012)

Page 741-745, PubMed:23041987


Intraoral foreign bodies detected 40 years after a car accident using cone beam computed tomography
Schnider, Nicole / Reichart, Peter A. / Bornstein, Michael M.
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.

Keywords: accident, cone beam computed tomography, foreign body, glass, radiopaque