Prosthetic Rehabilitation of an Insidiously Enlarged Traumatic Palatal Perforation after Orotracheal Intubation in a Young Diabetic ChildCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Kopal Garg,
D-Pocket, Flat 771, Dilshaad Garden, Delhi-110095, India.
This report describes an unusual case of an insidiously enlarged traumatic palatal perforation after orotracheal intubation in a four-year-old female child with Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM). The child was first diagnosed with diabetes at 10 months of age when she was hospitalized for pneumonia. Severe respiratory distress warranted assisted ventilation via orotracheal intubation. Multiple factors namely infection, relative immunodeficiency, poor wound healing, trauma via orotracheal intubation as well as uncontrolled glucose levels, all contributed to the formation and deterioration of the palatal perforation. A palatal obturator was fabricated as an interim treatment until surgical closure could be performed.
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, Immunodeficiency, Palatal groove, Palatal obturator
Kopal Garg, Namita Kalra, Rishi Tyagi, Amit Khatri, Gaurav Panwar. PROSTHETIC REHABILITATION OF AN INSIDIOUSLY ENLARGED TRAUMATIC PALATAL PERFORATION AFTER OROTRACHEAL INTUBATION IN A YOUNG DIABETIC CHILD. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 April [cited: 2017 Apr 25 ]; 11:ZD38-ZD39. Available from
Date of Submission: Nov 30, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Jan 24, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 03, 2017
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2017
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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