In case you missed them, check out the top five imaging stories from 2020:
- Imaging reveals baby girl in SC born with 2nd mouth
MRI and CT helped clinicians determine that a mass located on the chin of a newborn girl was a second oral cavity. The cavity contained unerupted teeth and an accessory tongue that moved in sync with her oral tongue, according to a case report.
- Case report: CBCT shows man has rare kissing molars and more
Cone-beam CT (CBCT) revealed that a man had the rare dental conditions of kissing molars, bilateral distomolars, and macrodontia. An intraoral exam failed to detect the conditions.
- Old CT image shows screw in a 5-year-old's jaw, ends in surgery
A mother in Colorado considered suing after she discovered a CT image that showed a large screw embedded in the jaw of her 5-year-old daughter. The screw likely was left behind following a dental surgery that was done when she was a baby.
- What COVID-19 revealed about dental x-rays
The recommendation to avoid intraoral x-rays during the COVID-19 pandemic due to potential aerosolization had an unexpected upside -- it showcased the usefulness of extraoral bitewings, according to an article in the British Dental Journal.
- 3-cm swallowed needle removed from patient's neck
Clinicians removed a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure. This is believed to be the first reported case of an ingested dental needle causing neck pain, according to the case report.
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