Cases reported "Self Mutilation"

Filter by keywords:



Filtering documents. Please wait...

11/19. The orofacial manifestations of the lesch-nyhan syndrome.

    The lesch-nyhan syndrome is a rare sex-linked inborn error of purine metabolism characterised by hyperuricaemia, mental handicap, neurologic disorders, and self-destructive behaviour. The literature is reviewed and a 12-year-old patient exhibiting mutilation of the lip and tongue is reported.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

12/19. Self-inflicted ocular mutilation.

    Self-inflicted mutilation of the eyes is an uncommon but fairly distinct entity. patients are typically young men; they often have criminal records and histories of drug abuse. Underlying schizophrenia is a common feature. The patients frequently suffer from castration fears, oedipal conflicts, repressed homosexual impulses, severe guilt, and a need for punishment. We treated two patients with this disorder. The first, a 26-year-old prison inmate convicted of murdering his grandfather, cut his eyes with a razor blade. He had previously attempted to commit suicide, suffered from delusions, and experienced auditory hallucinations. Surgical repair of his injuries improved his visual acuity to R.E.: 6/15 (20/50) and L.E.: 6/30 (20/100). The second patient, a 24-year-old inmate of a mental institution, had previously undergone a lensectomy for a hypermature cataract induced by a self-inflicted lye burn in his left eye. One year later, he was treated for lacerations of his right eye and partial amputation of his tongue. In the year between admissions, he had enucleated his left eye. visual acuity in his remaining eye was no light perception, so no surgery was performed.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

13/19. Self-mutilation accompanying religious delusions: a case report and review.

    A case is described of a man who castrated himself while depressed over deviated sexual urges, with eventual favorable response to psychiatric hospitalization and psychotherapy. The literature on self-mutilation is then reviewed, comparing 26 cases of enucleation of eyes, cutting off a hand, mutilating genitals (by males) and cutting out the tongue. Recommendations for treatment and study are attention to previous history or evidence of self-injury, preoccupation with Biblical passages regarding self-injury, preceding drug abuse and early loss of the father in males. Rapid tranquilization and intensive psychotherapy are advised following hospitalization.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

14/19. A tongue stent for prevention of oral trauma in the comatose patient.

    This paper presents the need for and offers a solution to the problem of factitial tongue and other intra-oral injuries in comatose and decerebrate patients. The neurophysiology of jaw movement in the comatose patient is the basis for the design of an intraoral prosthesis which in two patients has prevented discoordinate mandibular chewing movements and facilitated healing of preexisting factitial lesions. The authors delineate in detail the fabrication, insertion, and maintenance of this protective prosthesis and emphasize the need for joint effort between the intensive care, neurosurgical, and oral surgical teams.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 5
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

15/19. tongue piercing (oral body art).

    Oral body art is a relatively recent fashion in the West where jewelry is inserted in the oral soft tissues. A patient who had tongue-piercing is presented, and the subject of oral piercing reviewed.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

16/19. A complication of tongue piercing.

    The trend of tongue piercing is becoming more popular. A patient with ludwig's angina, secondary to recent tongue piercing, is presented. The management of the patients and the implications of tongue piercing are discussed.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 7
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

17/19. tongue piercing: a concern for the dentist.

    "Body art" is a relatively recent fashion in the western world, but appears to be gaining in popularity. It involves tattooing, scarification, and the wearing of jewelry in unconventional places on the body. This article discusses one form of "body art"--tongue piercing. The presence of metal jewelry in the oral cavity presents oral hygiene problems, as well as the risk of the development of undesirable sequelae. It may become the responsibility of the dentist to advise the patient on the care and maintenance of this jewelry, and to treat complications.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

18/19. Adhesive composite inlays for the restoration of cracked posterior teeth associated with a tongue bar.

    While body piercing has become fashionable in contemporary society, numerous health risks are directly related to this trend. tongue piercing in particular presents several concomitant complications for the attending clinician, including the possibility of soft tissue infection or damage to the natural dentition or existing restorations. Clinicians must be proficient in the selection of the proper materials and techniques utilized to treat affected patients. This article details a comprehensive clinical protocol for the use of adhesive composite inlay restorations for cracked posterior teeth.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 4
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)

19/19. tongue piercing and associated tooth fracture.

    The case presented is designed to draw attention to the increasingly common occurrence of tooth fracture as a result of trauma incurred from a barbell inserted during tongue piercing. Oral piercing is on the rise. Of concern to health personnel are the associated risks, which include damage to dentition, infection, speech impediment and nerve damage. Also of concern is the belief that in some cases, clients considering body piercing may not be receiving sufficient care instructions, hence putting them at greater risk of post-operative complications. We conclude that a public health campaign in the form of health promotion and education is mandatory to ensure safe responsible piercing, and recommend that workshops, forums and educational leaflets aimed at the piercers, the clientele and the health care workers be developed in alberta.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = tongue
(Clic here for more details about this article)
<- Previous |


Leave a message about 'Self Mutilation'


We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.