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Mandibular fracture caused by mastication
  1. A Ali Khan,
  2. A Banerjee,
  3. D Mbamalu
  1. Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, UK
  1. Dr A Banerjee, Chase Farm Hospital, The Ridgeway, Enfield EN2 8JL, Middlesex, UK; libra19542003{at}

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A 44-year-old man was referred to our emergency department by his dental practitioner.

While chewing on a hamburger he noted severe pain in the right lower jaw, accompanied by a cracking sensation. A month previously he had undergone a difficult extraction of an unerupted impacted right mandibular third molar. He was otherwise in good general health.

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