Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 292--296

Bullet removal from the infratemporal fossa


Ahmed Maki Merza 
 Department of Maxillo-Facial, Al-Karkh General Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmed Maki Merza
Al-Karkh General Hospital, Baghdad
Iraq

War injuries are the cornerstone of maxillofacial surgery, and it led to the initiation and development of this specialty, and each case represents a challenge to the surgeon who deals with it. In this article, we present a 30-year-old male patient who was referred to our emergency department complaining of gunshot wound, severe pain, and limitation in mouth opening. Preoperative imaging showed a bullet with a very long path lodged in the infratemporal fossa. Three different approaches with the aid of C-arm imaging system were used for the removal of this bullet; the last approach was the successful one.


How to cite this article:
Merza AM. Bullet removal from the infratemporal fossa.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2016;6:292-296


How to cite this URL:
Merza AM. Bullet removal from the infratemporal fossa. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];6:292-296
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