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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Internet)

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AGHA-HOSSEINI, Farzaneh; ETESAM, Farideh  and  ROHANI, Bita. A boy with oral hair: Case report. Med. oral patol. oral cir.bucal (Internet) [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.5, pp.357-359. ISSN 1698-6946.

In personal communication we have never seen or heard of hair being detected in the oral cavity. Even Julia Pastrana, the famous "Bearded Lady" of the 1800’s, had no record of oral hair, although her entire body was covered with hair. Extensive records of her oral condition, including plaster models of her teeth have been preserved in the Odontological Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London city. She suffered from excessive gingival hyperplasia, but apparently no hair existed within the mouth. Some rodents have oral hair as a normal occurrence, but the condition is apparently limited in the animal kingdom. A case of hair occurring naturally in the mouth has been reported only twice previously. A third case of this rare anomaly is reported here. In this case, multiple hairs were found at the gingival sulcus in the labial, buccal, lingual and palatal tooth surfaces in an 11-year-old boy.

Keywords : Hair; oral cavity.

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