Median mental sinus in twins

Ong, S.T.; Ngeow, W.C. (1999) Median mental sinus in twins. Dental update, 26 (4). pp. 163-165. ISSN 03055000 (ISSN)

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    Sinus on the chin can be the result of a chronic apical abscess due to pulp necrosis of a mandibular anterior tooth. The tooth is usually asymptomatic, and a dental cause is therefore not apparent to the patient or the unsuspecting clinician. Not infrequently, the patient may seek treatment from a dermatologist or general surgeon instead of a dentist. Excision and repair of the fistula may be carried out with subsequent breakdown because the dental pathology is not removed. This paper reports the presence of median mental sinus of dental origin in twins. One case healed following root canal therapy while the other required both root canal therapy and surgery to eliminate the infection.

    Item Type: Article
    1. Ong, S.T.
    2. Ngeow, W.C.(Univ. Malaya)
    Journal or Publication Title: Dental update
    Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 2 Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 10765768 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ong, S.T.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent article case report chin endodontics female human periodontitis skin fistula tooth fistula twins Cutaneous Fistula Dental Fistula Diseases in Twins Humans Periodontal Abscess Root Canal Therapy
    Subjects: R Medicine
    R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    R Medicine > RK Dentistry
    Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
    Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 10:04
    Last Modified: 27 Mar 2012 10:04

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