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Internal carotid artery thrombosis due to an unusual soft palate injury in a child

Mora, JoAnne, PA-C, DFAAPA; Ramos, Carmen, MD; Ballesteros, Martha, MD

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: October 2013 - Volume 26 - Issue 10 - p 1–3
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000435009.32470.6a
Case Report

ABSTRACT Intraoral trauma is commonly observed in young children due to their tendency to put objects in their mouth. Most of these injuries are minor, without significant morbidity. However, potentially fatal injuries could occur after penetrating trauma to the oral cavity and could initially present with minor clinical findings.

At Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida, JoAnne Mora practices pediatric cardiac critical care and pediatric surgery, Carmen Ramos is a pediatric surgeon, and Martha Ballesteros is a radiologist. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.

© 2013 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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