Functional oral self-mutilation in physically healthy pediatric patients: case report and analysis of 27 literature cases.


Self-mutilation is a form of intentional injury or tissue destruction inflicted upon one’s own body without suicidal intent [1–3]. Van Sell et al. have estimated that 3 million people in the United States present self-injurious behavior, including cutting, burning, and other types of tissue destruction [4]. However, the exact prevalence of self-mutilation… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2011.03.020


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