Foreign body (naswar) in mouth

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Well defined rounded area is seen anterior to alveolar process of maxilla on right side.

Case Discussion

Naswar is a moist, green coloured powdered tobacco mostly used in south Asia. It is placed in the bucco-gingival sulcus (mostly in lower bucco-gingival sulcus) for extended periods of time. It is similar to dipping tobacco and snus. Naswar is highly addictive and carries significant risk for oral and throat cancers.

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Case information

rID: 47601
Case created: 23rd Aug 2016
Last edited: 23rd Aug 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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