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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

February 2016
Volume 47 , Issue 2

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Necrotizing sialometaplasia related to vomiting and silastic ring vertical gastroplasty

Heli Rushinek, DMD/Naama Keshet, DMD/Alex Maly, MD/Doron J. Aframian, DMD, MSc, PhD

Pages: 147150
PMID: 26504909
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a34979

Necrotizing sialometaplasia (NS) is a self-limiting, ulcerated, benign process, affecting minor salivary glands most commonly in the palate. The comorbidity of eating disorders with NS is rare. We present a patient with bilateral NS who suffered from frequent episodes of vomiting. Review of the literature revealed a handful of such cases. The possible role of vomiting in the pathogenesis of NS is argued.

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