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We report a case of a palatal calcified foreign body simulating an odontogenic lesion. Surgical exploration revealed a calcified mass that was analysed under light microscopy and identified as a vegetal foreign body. Further scanning electron microscopy analysis revealed that the foreign body was a piece of wood. Hard palate foreign bodies have been reported previously, however, it seems that this is the first case of its kind.
British dental journal official journal of the British Dental Association: BDJ online 12/2007; 203(10):573-4. DOI:10.1038/bdj.2007.1042 · 1.09 Impact Factor