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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(1), 7-9
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-3
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Endoscopic Oral Splint – A Novel Design to Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment Related Clinical Procedures

Khurshid A Mattoo1, , Shalabh Kumar2, Lakshya Yadav3 and Satyam Khare4

1Department of Prosthodontics, College of dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, KSA

2Department of Prosthodontics, College of dental sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, KSA

3Department of Prosthodontics, King George Medical University, Lucknow, India

4Department of Anatomy, Subharti Medical College, Subharti University, Meerut, India

Pub. Date: January 04, 2015

Cite this paper:
Khurshid A Mattoo, Shalabh Kumar, Lakshya Yadav and Satyam Khare. Endoscopic Oral Splint – A Novel Design to Aid in Diagnosis and Treatment Related Clinical Procedures. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(1):7-9. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-1-3

Abstract

Endoscopy and its associated clinical procedures have relatively become a routine diagnostic procedure among various medical branches especially in gastroenterology. Having both invasive and non-invasive attributes, the procedure in its present form imparts fear and apprehension among patients, especially in patients who have a hyperactive tongue or a gag reflex. This article in the form of a clinical case report describes the fabrication of an innovative diagnostic endoscopic splint which helps both operator and patient in different ways, whereas at the same time it overcomes the problems associated with such clinical procedure.

Keywords:
endoscopy fiber-optic tube gastroscopy hyperactivity of tongue occlusal splint

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