Herniation of buccal fat pad, report of a clinical case in a 5 year old patient
Keywords:Hernia, Buccal fat pad, Oral surgery, Syndrome
Herniation of buccal fat pad is a syndrome first described in 1997 by Matarasso and it is characterized by a displacement of this adipose tissue towards the cavity located between the cheek and the mandibular body. This article aims to show the case of a 5-year-old boy with a herniation in the buccal fat pad causing a facial disfigurement not related with trauma or surgery. Diagnosis processes and corrective treatment are discussed and they are not previously described for young patients.
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