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An unusual cause of recurrent cheek abscess: a clinical case


Cheek. Abscess. Foreign body. Betel nut

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Sethi A, Sabherwal A, Basu SK, Sareen D. An unusual cause of recurrent cheek abscess: a clinical case. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 25 [cited 2023 Dec. 1];5(16):982-4. Available from:


We report the case of a 16-year-old female who presented to us with a recurrent cheek abscess following a blow to the cheek. On drainage of the abscess, a piece of betel nut was retrieved from the cheek. The patient recalled having a betel nut in her mouth at the time of the blow.


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