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Revista chilena de cirugía

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VARGAS F, ILICH; VERDUGO A, FRANCISCO; GONZALEZ M, EDGARDO  y  PEDEMONTE T, CHRISTIAN. Wooden foreign body in the two pterigomaxillary fossae: Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2010, vol.62, n.4, pp.391-394. ISSN 0718-4026.

We report a 72 years old male that received wooden fragments in the face, thrown by a wood grinding machine. At presentation, he had multiple facial and cervical wounds and a foreign body that passed from the left zygomatic region to the right retromaxilar region. A CAT sean showed that the foreign body crossed from the left zygomatic are to the pterigomaxillary fossa, crossing it and exiting from the mandibular notch. The patient was operated, a Lefort I osteotomy was performed and the foreign body removed. He was discharged seven days later with left frontal and right orbital pareses.

Palabras clave : Foreign body; pterigomaxillary fossa; wood grinder.

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