A 3-year-old girl was referred to a Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with a swelling in the mouth she had had for 2 weeks. The swelling followed the hard impact of a football against her face. The swelling appeared to result from an intraoral herniation of the buccal fat pad. The treatment of the herniation of fatty tissue depends on how long it has existed. If it has existed for only a short time, an attempt can be made to relocate the herniated tissue. If the swelling has existed for a longer time, a decision will be made for excision with primary closure of the mucosa.
|Publicatiedatum||3 mei 2019|
|Editie||Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd - Jaargang 126 - editie 05 - mei 2019; 233-235|