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🐛🐛Maggots in oral cavity 🐛🐛
Oral myiasis is rare disease caused by larvae of certain dipteran flies. It is mostly reported in developing countries. Incidence of oral myiasis is comparatively lesser than that of cutaneous myiasis as oral tissues are not permanently exposed to the external environment. The flies are attracted to bad mouth odour due to neglected oral hygiene of fermenting food debris. Courtesy of @maxillofacialtips
This 15-year-old got a virus which triggered Bell's palsy, a condition with no known cause with leads to facial paralysis. Surgically correcting facial paralysis can be a very difficult surgery; however, it is also life-changing! 👏👏Patients who have lost the ability to smile, blink or show emotion can regain these basic facial features with these amazing series of procedures. In this case, her eye was closed shut and and mouth was lopsided. ..
Two of the most common procedures done when correcting facial paralysis are muscle transfers and nerve grafting. Muscle transfer usually involves transferring muscles from patient's legs or abdomen to their face. Nerve grafting is a very similar procedure. Nerves from other parts of the body are transferred to the face to ensure movement and sensation in the face. This teen was treated with surgery and followed by electronic stimulation to keep the muscles moving. Her quality of life has definitely improved significantly! ..
Article from: www.sciencedaily.com
Picture from: Loyola University Medical Center @enhancement