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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Oct;23(10):735-7.

Frena tears and abusive head injury: a cautionary tale.

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Department of Pediatrics, Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH 43205, USA. thackerj@pediatrics.ohio-state.edu

Abstract

Tears of the lingual and labial frena have been associated with accidental and nonaccidental injury. Three cases of infants are presented who were evaluated in the hospital with frena tears which were not recognized as manifestations of abuse, discharged home, and subsequently returned with manifestations of severe abusive head injury.

PMID:
18090110
DOI:
10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181568039
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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