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A Foreign Body in Infant Palate: A Case Report

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.577
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166-7

ABSTRACT

This report aims to discuss the occurrence and differential diagnosis in hard palate foreign bodies in infants. We present the case of a 16-month-old girl who was found to have plastic part of a toy embedded in her hard palate as a foreign body. The foreign body was extracted with care to avoid aspiration. The possibilities of misdiagnosis and airway aspiration are discussed. Great care was focused on the prevention of airway aspiration.

Accepted: 
07 Dec, 2015
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e-Published: 29 Mar, 2016
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