Intraoral prosthetic appliance for the prevention of palatal grooving in premature intubated infants.

@article{Fadavi1990IntraoralPA,
  title={Intraoral prosthetic appliance for the prevention of palatal grooving in premature intubated infants.},
  author={Shahrbanoo Fadavi and Indru C Punwani and D. Vidyasagar and S Adeni},
  journal={Clinical preventive dentistry},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={9-12}
}
Palatal groove is one of the complications of orotracheal intubation in premature infants. Previous reports demonstrated an incidence of 48% of palatal groove formation in premature infants which increased to 88% when the duration of intubation was greater than two weeks. A prosthetic intraoral acrylic appliance which has successfully prevented such a groove formation has been described in this paper.