An unusual wooden foreign body in the face: a case report

Gilberto Leal Grade, Roberta Dalmolin Bergoli de Almeida, Leandro Calcagno Reinhardt, Marcos Antonio Torriani

Abstract


Although injuries with the presence of foreign bodies in the maxillofacial region are relatively common in urgency and emergency services, they still pose a diagnostic challenge that is related to several factors, such as type of trauma, foreign body material, patient’s level of consciousness and anatomical site involved. A third of foreign bodies in the face are not detected upon initial examination and may remain in deep tissues until they are accidentally encountered by imaging tests for other purposes or until the patient shows symptoms such as pain or swelling. This article reports a case of a 9 cm piece of wood extracted from a patient’s middle third region of the left midface after 30 days of trauma occurrence, with associated infection suggesting a clinical picture of neoplasia.


Keywords


Foreign Body; Infeccion; Maxillary

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