Removal of Infratemporal Fossa Foreign Body Under C-arm

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Abstract

A 12-year-old boy presented to our emergency department after being shot in the face. A computed tomographic scan revealed a bullet through the posterolateral wall of the maxillary sinus into the right infratemporal area, just adjacent to the skull base. We elected transantral approach with the help of endoscopy and C-arm. The bullet was successfully removed. Little is known on the best strategy for removing the infratemporal foreign body. Our experience in this case provides a safe and effective way for such injury.

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