This case report explores the challenging multidisciplinary man- agement of a gentleman over the course of 28 years. It begins with re- section of a maxillary ameloblastoma, describes an 18-year period of elusive discomfort, culminating in an exophytic lesion associated with a retained Gore-Tex membrane. Retained foreign bodies can cause a multitude of complications including chronic infection, discomfort and reactive tissue growth. Imaging for foreign bodies may have a low diagnostic yield and surgical exploration should be considered when conventional methods fail to provide a diagnosis. The case concludes with successful prosthodontic rehabilitation, lessons with barrier membranes and foreign body management.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports|
|Publication status||Published - 04 May 2021|