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Palate perforation caused by cocaine snorting

Palate perforation caused by cocaine snorting

  1. venkecske
    Cintra HL, Basile FV, Tournieux TT, Pitanguy I, Basile AR.
    Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery
    2008, 61(5): 588-590.


    Cocaine has a direct vasoconstrictor effect. Its action on the mucoperichondral tissue causes ischaemia and chronic inflammation. With the continuation of use erosion, bleeding and secondary infection develop.
    This paper presents two consecutive cases of palate perforation secondary to heavy
    prolonged cocaine abuse (insufflation).



    (Could it apply to mephedrone snorting?)