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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Minerva Stomatologica 1999 April;48(4):161-70

language: English

Diffuse acute cellulitis with severe neurological sequelae. A clinical case

Mallagray R., Betoret J., Navarro Cuellar C., Lavorgna G., Pisano R., Casella A.


The incidence of head and neck odontogenic infections considerably diminished in the last decades due to appropriate antibiotic therapy. Herein we describe a case of acute diffuse facial cellulitis following tooth extraction in a patient with no apparent risk factor. During the acute process, injury was caused to the hypoglossal, vagal, glossopharyngeal and recurrent nerves of both sides. For this reason the patient currently has a nasogastric line for enteral feeding and a tracheotomy tube, which significantly affects his quality of life.

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