First the area in and around the skin lesion will be frozen with a local anaesthetic injection. This takes a few minutes to work. An antiseptic solution may then be used to clean the area and special ink used to mark out the piece of skin to be removed.
The patient had been aware of the lesion for approximately two years and stated that it may be increasing in size. No pain or other symptoms were associated with the lesion. The patient denied any history of previous oral lesions or recent dental treatment.
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Facial cutaneous lesions of dental origin are rare and hence the correct diagnosis is usually missed on the initial presentation to the surgeon. We present the largest series in the surgical literature to increase the awareness to this entity and emphasize that the wrong diagnosis may lead to medico-legal claims. This is a retrospective study of 28 patients seen between and
Mailing address. Orocutaneous fistulas or cutaneous sinus, a tract of dental origin, is an uncommon but welldocumented condition that usually requires emergency treatment. Such condition may be misdiagnosed by physicians and dentists and may sometimes be confused with bone and skin tumor, osteomyelitis, congenital fistula, salivary gland fistula, pyogenic granuloma, infected cyst, deep mycotic infection, and other pathologies.
Jaw tumors and cysts are relatively rare growths or lesions that develop in the jawbone or the soft tissues in the mouth and face. Jaw tumors and cysts, sometimes called odontogenic tumors and cysts, can vary greatly in size and severity. These growths are usually noncancerous benignbut they can be aggressive and invade the surrounding bone and tissue and may displace teeth.
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Cutaneous odontogenic fistulae or sinus tracts are commonly misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, leading to unnecessary and excessive medications attributing to patient agony. An understanding of cutaneous sinus tracts and their drainage will guide to more appropriate treatment. The following clinical case reports present three patients with cutaneous sinus tracts on chin and jaw line, secondary to chronic periapical dental infection, which was misdiagnosed initially as dermatological lesion and was submitted to inappropriate dermatological treatment and antimicrobial therapy.
Abrasion is the non carious, mechanical wears of tooth from interaction with objects other than tooth-tooth contact. Abrasion frequently presents at the cemento-enamel junction and can be caused by many contributing factors, all with the ability to affect the tooth surface in varying degrees. The appearance may vary depending on the cause of abrasion, however most commonly presents in a V-shaped caused by excessive lateral pressure whilst tooth-brushing.