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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4), 157-161
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-5
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Longstanding Unrecognized Wooden Foreign Bodies in Oro-facial Region, Report of three Cases

Sanadi Sajid Ahmed1, , Sabina Abid2, Yasser Al-Thobaiti3, S. D. Baliga4 and Mohammed Fayyaz5

1Registar Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2Departement of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

3Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

4Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery KLES’s VK Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital Belgaum, India

5Badar Al-Samaa Polyclinic, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 03, 2015

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Sanadi Sajid Ahmed, Sabina Abid, Yasser Al-Thobaiti, S. D. Baliga and Mohammed Fayyaz. Longstanding Unrecognized Wooden Foreign Bodies in Oro-facial Region, Report of three Cases. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4):157-161. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4-5


Retention of foreign bodies in maxillofacial region following trauma are not uncommon. Various retained foreign bodies reported; are tooth fragments, root canal filling material, burs, sewing needles, broken tips of probes and elevators, wooden tooth picks, piece of glass, blades of grass, a tooth brush bristle, fish bone, hair, piece of straw or grass, portion of fingernail, spike of wheat, thorn and chicken pinfeather, surgical gauze. Some times these foreign bodies get infected and spontaneously come out through draining sinus. But very rarely it is possible that some might remain in the soft tissue and go unnoticed, causing persistent pus discharge, trismus, granuloma and osteomyelitis. This article describes three cases of retained wooden foreign bodies in cheek, parotid gland and tongue with their diagnosis and management.

wooden foreign bodies draining sinuses parotid fistula

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