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ABSTRACT
Retained foreign bodies of head and neck after penetrating injuries are uncommon and rarely reported. They are more frequent in military than civilian practice. They are potentially life threatening due to vascular and nervous damages they can cause. The authors report two cases of penetrating injuries with retained metallic foreign bodies which involved the neck and the maxillofacial areas. These harmful objects exceptionally missed the vital organs. Proper clinical examination, radiological and medical imaging and surgical management are discussed in order to prevent complications.


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Les corps étrangers enclavés après une plaie pénétrante de la tête et du cou sont rares. Ils sont plus fréquemment rapportés en pratique militaire que civile. Ils peuvent engager le pronostic vital en raison de la richesse en éléments vasculo-nerveux présents dans ces régions.  Les auteurs rapportent deux cas de plaies pénétrantes du cou et de la  région maxillo-faciale par des objets métalliques, qui sont resté enclavés. Aucun organe vital n’avait été lésé dans ces cas.  Un examen clinique approprié, une imagerie radiologique et médicale et une prise en charge chirurgicale sont discutés afin de prévenir les complications.

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Penetrating injuries head and neck retained foreign body.

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Ngaba Mambo, O., Meva’a Biouélé, R., Mossus, Y., Mindja Eko, D., Atanga, L., Ngo Nyéki, A., Anoumedem, W., & Djomou, F. (2020). Unusual Outcome of Non-Ballistic, Penetrating Head and Neck Injuries with Retained, Metallic Foreign Body: A Report of Two Cases. HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 22(1). Retrieved from https://hsd-fmsb.org/index.php/hsd/article/view/2500

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