Dental Management of Oral Self-Injury in a Stroke Patient: Case Report and Literature ReviewMonira Samaan Kallás*, Paulo Sergio da Silva Santos, Sumatra Melo da Costa Pereira Jales and Henrique Afonseca Parsons
Premier Residence Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Monira Samaan Kallás
Premier Residence Hospital
Sao Paulo, Av Paulista
960 ap 702 Bela Vista São Paulo/SP, Brazil 01310-100
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: August 31, 2013; Accepted date: October 11, 2013; Published date: October 15, 2013
Citation: Kallás MS, da Silva Santos PS, da Costa Pereira Jales SM, Parsons HA (2013) Dental Management of Oral Self-Injury in a Stroke Patient: Case Report and Literature Review. J Palliat Care Med 3:163. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000163
Copyright: © 2013 Kallás MS et al., This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study describes a case report of a female stroke patient with an oral self-injury. She was admitted to a palliative care hospital and after two weeks of hospitalization she presented with a severe tongue injury caused by frequent biting. We proposed a course of curative treatment and preventive measures to prevent re-injury. We also present a short literature review of these types of injuries. Even though this is only a case report on self-injury in stroke patients, our approaches were different from those described previously in the literature; we used a new combination of a silicon device and laser therapy to treat this lesion.