Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 119–120 | Cite as

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

  • Gagan Thakur
  • Darpan Bhargava
  • Shaji Thomas
  • Punitpal Singh Arora
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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 

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© Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gagan Thakur
    • 1
  • Darpan Bhargava
    • 1
  • Shaji Thomas
    • 1
  • Punitpal Singh Arora
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peoples College of Dental Sciences and Research CenterPeoples UniversityBhanpur, BhopalIndia

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