Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 47–49 | Cite as

Intraoperative Image-Guided Retrieval of Foreign Body from Infratemporal Fossa: A Rare Case Report

  • Swapan Kumar Majumdar
  • Debasis Barman
  • Divya ChaddaEmail author
  • Malay Kanti Bachhar
  • Md. Arif Hossain
  • Siddhartha Mishra
Case Report


Entrapped foreign bodies in the head and neck region pose a challenge for surgeons, especially when present in areas like infratemporal space. In this case report, a bomb splinter entered through skin below the right infraorbital rim, traversed the maxillary antrum and got entrapped in the infratemporal fossa of the patient, which was initially localized using preoperative two-dimensional and three-dimensional radiographs. The foreign body was exposed via Alkayat Bramley approach and finally retrieved with the help of intraoperative C-arm fluoroscopy.


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Proper informed consent of the patient was obtained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryDr. R. Ahmed Dental College and HospitalKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of ENTBurdwan Medical College and HospitalBurdwanIndia

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