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Title: Persistent buccopharyngeal membrane in an adult.
Authors: Ooi, E H
Khouri, Z
Hilton, M
Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory, Australia.
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Citation: International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery 2005-06; 34(4): 446-8
Abstract: Persistence of the buccopharyngeal membrane (BPM) also called the oropharyngeal membrane is a rare congenital oropharyngeal anomaly. We report a case of an adult aboriginal male patient with a membrane that closed his oropharyngeal isthmus except for a 2 cm diameter central perforation. The patient had no symptoms related to this membrane and no other congenital anomalies were found. This finding has not previously been reported in an adult. The embryology and management of this rare condition is discussed.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2004.09.007
ISSN: 0901-5027
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Deglutition Disorders
Mouth Abnormalities
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