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Penetrating nose and maxillary sinus injury with a metal part of a military gun
  1. Jaleh Yousefi1,
  2. A Mobasher Jannat2 and
  3. R Ajudani2
  1. 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  2. 2Students’ Research Committee (SRC), Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Abdolkarim Mobasher Jannat Students’ Research Committee (SRC), Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 5165614171, Iran; karim.jannat{at}yahoo.com

Abstract

Foreign bodies (FBs) in the paranasal sinuses are rare, whether iatrogenic or traumatic. One of the most common causes of such traumatic injuries is gunshot wounds from the bullets. Removing FBs from the paranasal sinuses usually needs endoscopic or open surgery. We present the case of a 22-year-old male soldier who sustained a penetrating injury of his nose and maxillary sinus with an iron rod that was a part of his gun, which was removed without either endoscopic or open paranasal sinus surgery.

  • Maxillary Sinus
  • Nose
  • Injury
  • Iron Rod
  • Military Gun
  • Received December 9, 2015.
  • Revision received December 15, 2015.
  • Accepted December 19, 2015.

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  • Received December 9, 2015.
  • Revision received December 15, 2015.
  • Accepted December 19, 2015.
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