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VOLUME 7 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Visible Epiglottis in Children

Farooque Jamaluddin Ahmed, Andrá Luis Shinohara, Salete Moura Bonifécio da Silva, Jesus Carlos Andreo, Antonio de Castro Rodrigues

Keywords : Epiglottis, Larynx, High-rising epiglottis

Citation Information : Jamaluddin Ahmed F, Shinohara AL, Bonifécio da Silva SM, Andreo JC, Rodrigues AD. Visible Epiglottis in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (3):223-224.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1271

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Visible epiglottis is a rare anatomical variant which is usually asymptomatic without the need of any medical or surgical intervention. It is most commonly seen in children but there are some reports of its prevalence in adults too. Cases of visible epiglottis seem to be unfamiliar among dental professionals. In this report, we have attempted to present this anatomical variant of epiglottis in the field of dentistry by describing a case of an 8-year-old girl who presented to the department of pediatric dentistry for normal dental check-up unaware of the existence of the visible epiglottis. How to cite this article: Ahmed FJ, Shinohara AL, da Silva SMB, Andreo JC, de Castro Rodrigues A. Visible Epiglottis in Children. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014;7(3):223-224.


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