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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-30

Traumatic intraoral herniation of the buccal pad of fat in pediatric patients: Report of two cases


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, North Bengal Dental College and Hospital, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Chiranjit Ghosh
57, MGM Sarani, Bidyalanka, Nandibagan, Hooghly, Chandannagar - 712 136, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpr.ijpr_19_18

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Intraoral herniation of the buccal pad of fat is commonly occurring in the pediatric group of population. It frequently presents as an expanding pedunculated nontender, soft, nonpulsatile yellowish mass in the buccal mucosa at the level of the maxillary occlusal plane. The most common cause is traumatic injury. This article presents two such cases where extrusion of the pad of fat successfully managed by surgical excision.


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