A case report of an intra-oral exophytic growth in reaction to Gore-Tex expanded PTFE membrane left in situ for eighteen years

Marc Harrington, Jamie Toole, Orlagh McPolin, Nicola Holland, Gerry McKenna

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1107
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Images and Medical Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 04 May 2021

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