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Title: 14 Year Follow-Up for a Severe Electrical Burn to Mouth and Lip: Case report
Author: Valencia, R.
Garcia, J.
Espinosa, R.
Saadia, M.
Valencia, E.
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Introduction: Electrical burns range from 4 to 7 % of the total burn accidents and many of them affect primarily children biting on a live wire. Great confusion exists in the literature about the proper management of electrical burns to the mouth in the acute and late phases. Case report: 14 year results are shown in a severe electrical burn sustained in a 1 year 2 months old girl, involving 90% of the lips and commissures, tongue, alveolar ridges and teeth (primary central incisors and permanent dental germs). Two weeks after she was out danger, an active splint expansion device was built and used for 8 months to prevent secondary microstomia. Later, a new active splint device was used for a year after lip plastic surgery. At age 13, orthopedics and orthodontics were accomplished with a lip tattoo completed at age 15. Conclusion: No matter how good the final esthetic and occlusal results are, prevention is always the best option.
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