- Long standing intra oral acid burn
- Journal of Maxillofacial & Oral Surgery
- Volume | Issue number
- 14 | Suppl 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
Oral burn due to ingestion of corrosive substances can bring about debilitating consequences. It often brings mortality, and the survivors can have severe impairment of functions, especially in relation to the stomatognathic and gastrointestinal systems. This article presents a long-standing case (21 years) of an oral burn caused by a corrosive substance, its manifestation on growth and development of the face and its treatment. The patient was accidentally given acid orally when he was 4 months of age. He was treated at 21 years of age: the time he reported to us. This seems to be the first case report that describes the effects of long standing oral contracture secondary to burns on the growth and development of the maxillofacial structures and its treatment with a novel approach.
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