Technical Note

Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 119-120

Posterior Auricular Approach for Decompression and Drainage of Superficial Temporal Space Infections of Odontogenic Origin

  • Gagan ThakurAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Peoples University Email author 
  • , Darpan BhargavaAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Peoples University
  • , Shaji ThomasAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Peoples University
  • , Punitpal Singh AroraAffiliated withDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research Center, Peoples University

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Abstract

Involvement of superficial temporal space secondary to odontogenic infections of the maxillary and mandibular teeth is not uncommon. Usually, infections of the temporal space are drained via temporal approach. Authors propose a new approach for decompression and drainage of superficial temporal space which offers an advantage of dependent drainage and hidden scar.

Keywords

Space infections Abscess Temporal space Maxillofacial infections