Oro-cranial penetrating pencil injury

Aremu, Shuaib K. and Muhammed, M. Makusid and Ikechukwu, C. Ibe (2012) Oro-cranial penetrating pencil injury. Technical Report. Ann Saudi Med.

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Oro-cranial penetrating injuries are often seen in ear, nose and throat practices. Cases of penetrated pencil injuries are rarely reported despite being common in the developing world. A 7-year-old boy referred from a neighboring hospital was playing at school with the sharp end of a pencil in his mouth when he was pushed from behind by another child. He fell on his face and the sharp end of the pencil penetrated his throat with the distal end hanging out. There was no bleeding at presentation, as the pencil completely sealed the entrance point. The entrance point was at the posterior wall of the oropharynx corresponding to the uvulo-palatine junction. It penetrated posterosuperiorly through the soft tissue to reach the anterior part of the posterior cranial fossa. Since sharp and pointed objects in the upper aerodigestive tract can result in potentially fatal complications, prompt diagnosis, a systematic treatment protocol, and an experienced trauma team are necessary to prevent a potential catastrophe

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 10:38
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 10:38
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/203

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