[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: 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.
Full-text · Article · Dec 2007 · British dental journal official journal of the British Dental Association: BDJ online