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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 5, No. 16, 2006, pp. 982-984
Bioline Code: os06010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 16, 2006, pp. 982-984

 en An unusual cause of recurrent cheek abscess: a clinical case
Ashwani Sethi; Anup Sabherwal; Sudeepta. K. Basu & Deepika Sareen

Abstract

We report the case of a 16-year-old female who presented to us with a recurrent cheek abscess following a blow to the cheek. On drainage of the abscess, a piece of betel nut was retrieved from the cheek. The patient recalled having a betel nut in her mouth at the time of the blow.

Keywords
cheek, abscess, foreign body, betel nut

 
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