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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 423-425

Radiation caries in a nasopharyngeal carcinoma patient


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
2 Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
3 Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
4 Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
5 Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shishir Shetty
College of Dentistry, Gulf Medical University, Ajman
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_90_19

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Radiotherapy (RT) is an important modality in the management of malignancies of the head and neck region. Like any other modality, RT has certain undesirable effects on the oro-facial structures. Radiation caries is one of the undesirable effects of radiation. To highlight the classical presentation, we are presenting a case of radiation caries in a 37-year-old male patient who had undergone radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma.


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