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Moriya, Yoshie
Okui, Akemi
Takeuchi, Tetsuo
Abstract
We encountered a 74-year-old male patient with tongue laceration after convulsive seizures under intensive care. The tongue showed severe swelling, and the right ventral surface had been lacerated by his isolated and pointed right lower canine. Our university hospital has established a perioperative management center, and is promoting interprofessional collaboration, including dentists, in perioperative management. Dentists collaborating in the perioperative management center took dental impressions, with the support of anesthesiologists who opened the patientʼs jaw under propofol sedation, to produce a mouth protector. By raising the patientʼs bite, the completed mouth protector prevented the isolated tooth from contacting the tongue and protected the lacerated wound. Use of the mouth protector prevented the lacerated tongue from coming into contact with the pointed tooth, and the tongue healed gradually. These findings underscore that interprofessional collaboration including dentists can improve the quality of medical care.
Keywords
mouth protector
tongue laceration
Amo Type
Case Report
Published Date
2014-12
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume68
Issue
issue6
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
375
End Page
378
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
Copyright Holders
CopyrightⒸ 2014 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed
True
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