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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 3487386, 5 pages
Case Report

Traumatic Foreign Body into the Face: Case Report and Literature Review

1Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, BA, Brazil
2Department of Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Dentistry School, The Federal University of Bahia, Araújo Pinho Avenue, No. 62, 40110-150 Canela, Salvador, BA, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to Maysa Nogueira de Barros Melo; moc.liamg@olem.arieugon.asyam

Received 27 August 2016; Revised 18 November 2016; Accepted 14 December 2016; Published 3 January 2017

Academic Editor: Leandro N. de Souza

Copyright © 2017 Maysa Nogueira de Barros Melo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper describes a case of mouth opening limitation, secondary to a facial trauma by cutting-piercing instrument, whose fragments had not been diagnosed in the immediate posttrauma care. Description of an unusual surgical maneuver and a literature review are presented.