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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(6B), 5-8
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-2
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A Report of a Rare Case of a Midline Palatal Abscess in a Paediatric Patient

Madhumati Nidoni1, Shivashankara C.2, Nagarajappa D.2 and Tanveer Ahmed2

1SJM Dental College, Chitradurga, India

2Department of OMFS, SJM Dental College, Chitradurga, India

Pub. Date: December 18, 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry)

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Madhumati Nidoni, Shivashankara C., Nagarajappa D. and Tanveer Ahmed. A Report of a Rare Case of a Midline Palatal Abscess in a Paediatric Patient. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(6B):5-8. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-6B-2


Midline palatal swelling in children is exceptionally rare. Periodontal abscess from palatal pockets and apical abscess of palatal roots of maxillary posterior teeth are source of palatal abscesses. The palatal abscess is often observed in premolar-molar region showing fluctuant mass or swelling, commonly lateral to midline. We report a rare case of a palatal swelling in the midline, in a 10 year old female patient.

palatal abscess midline pediatric patient

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