Uncommon radiological findings: a case report

Tandjung, Y.R.M. and Hong, C.P. and Nambiar, P. and Ibrahim, N. (2007) Uncommon radiological findings: a case report. International Dental Journal, 57 (3). pp. 173-176. ISSN 0020-6539


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A 50-year-old friendly and attractive Chinese lady was examined by the Primary Care Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya. Her requests for treatment included implants and crowns. Two periapical radiographs of teeth 16 and 48 were taken to aid diagnosis. Interestingly, pin-lke radio-opaque objects were found over the crown of the impacted tooth 15 and also tooth 17. These objects were initially interpreted as silver points or radiographic artifacts but further investigation employing panoramic radiography revealed the distribution of more radio-opaque objects in the orofacial region. Based on a review of the literature and the opinion of experienced radiology and oral surgery lecturers, these foreign radio-opaque objects were diagnosed as susuks or charm needles.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 182GN Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 12 Tandjung, Yeti Rosalina Muslim Hong, Chu Pei Nambiar, Phrabhakaran Ibrahim, Norliza F d i world dental press ltd Lowestoft
Uncontrolled Keywords: Susuks charm needles radio-opaque facial soft-tissues charm needles susuks
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of General Dental Practice And Oral & Maxillofacial Imaging
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2012 01:21
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 06:53
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3869

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