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Electroconvulsive Therapy After Maxillofacial Metallic Implants

Freeman, G. Mark Jr MD, PhD; Perry, Matthew T. MD; Manatt, George S. MD; Cristancho, Pilar MD

doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182a2706f
Images in Clinical ECT

Abstract: A growing body of literature suggests that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) can be safely utilized in patients with craniofacial metallic implants. Here we provide radiographic images and the clinical course of a 49-year-old woman with both maxillary and mandibular metallic implants who safely received ECT.

From the Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Received for publication May 31, 2013; accepted June 4, 2013.

Reprints: George Mark Freeman Jr, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 South Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 (e-mail: mark.freeman@wustl.edu).

The authors declare no financial conflicts of interest.

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