Intraoral chewing gum on CT

Case contributed by Dalia Ibrahim
Diagnosis almost certain


Headache. Incidental finding on CT.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Normal CT scan of the brain.

Intra-oral chewing gum in the left floor of mouth.

Case Discussion

Chewing intraoral foreign bodies like candies and gums are usually seen incidentally on CT scans. Radiological appearance of those foreign bodies should be known as they could be misinterpreted as pathology.

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