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Inhalation of dental plates—A hazard of radiolucent materials

  • J. E. A. Knowles (a1)
Abstract

Many dental plates are made of materials that are radiolucent. If inhaled or swallowed they may be difficult to detect and where there is strong suspicion of inhalation, early bronchoscopy should be carried out even if plain X-rays show no abnormality. The details of three patients are reported.

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Mr J. E. A. Knowles, 97 Sleaford Road, Boston, Lincolnshire PE21 8EY.
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