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Volume 19, Number 4, December 2007

Endoscopic Removal of a Metallic Foreign Body from the Infratemporal Fossa

Shan Yong Zhang,1 Chi Yang,1 Jia Wei Zheng,1 Yong Wang,1 Xin Dong Fan,2 Bai Yun,1 Yan Peng,1 Dan Yuan1
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and 2Department of Radiography, Ninth People’s Hospital, School of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

This report presents the endoscopic removal of a metallic foreign body located in the infratemporal fossa. The metallic foreign body was captured and removed using a forceps through an endoscopic working channel port. The endoscopic approach described here is reliable and minimally invasive for removing foreign bodies located in the maxillofacial region, but requires specialised training and equipment.

Key words: Endoscopy, Foreign bodies, Maxillofacial injuries, Metals

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;19:215-217.

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