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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138-140

Unusual radiopacities spotted in a dental radiograph: Case report

1 Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University, Malaysia
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Ranjana Garg
Faculty of Dentistry, SEGi University
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DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.JIAOMR_118_16

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During the routine radiographic investigation of a 65-year-old female we came across radiodense string-like artifacts on the orthopantomograph. These artifacts can be mistaken for electrostatic discharges, ghost images, or ligature wires. The patient revealed a history of undergoing facial lift surgery 7 years ago. Here, we are presenting a case of unexpected and coincidental radiographic finding seen as multiple, linear radiopacities in the jaw bones stressing the need for sufficient knowledge of all the possible types of artifacts.

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