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Revista de Cirurgia e Traumatologia Buco-maxilo-facial

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ALMEIDA JUNIOR, Paulo et al. Impacted knife injuries of the face (Jael's Syndrome): a case report. Rev. cir. traumatol. buco-maxilo-fac. [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.1, pp. 9-14. ISSN 1808-5210.

Impacted knife injuries in the maxillofacial region are uncommon and scarcely reported in the literature. Knowledge regarding knife-inflicted trauma is of paramount importance because these injuries are life-threatening, especially in cases involving vital cranial structures, large blood vessels and airway obstruction caused by hemorrhage. Here we report the case of a 22-year-old male who sustainted a stab wound during a fight and was admitted to hospital with the blade of a kitchen knife lodged in the lateral region of the nose communicating with the oral cavity. The patient was conscious, stable hemodynamically, and presented permeable airways. General anesthesia was administered and the blade was carefully removed through the life entrance wound.

Keywords : Wounds [Penetrating]; Wounds [Stab]; Facial Injuries.

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