Impalement injuries of the oral cavity in children: a case report and survey of the literature.

@article{Younessi2007ImpalementIO,
  title={Impalement injuries of the oral cavity in children: a case report and survey of the literature.},
  author={O James Younessi and Eduardo A Alcaino},
  journal={International journal of paediatric dentistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={66-71}
}
BACKGROUND Impalement injuries of the soft palate and oropharynx are common in children, especially those of preschool age. These injuries are particularly common in toddlers, given their propensity to fall easily while carrying objects in their mouths. Although most of these injuries do not have lasting sequelae, some can have devastating neurological complications, and consequently, careful assessment of the patient during the early stages of trauma is imperative. Close follow-up for up to 72… CONTINUE READING

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