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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 202-204

A case report on the unusual facial injuries: Impalement injuries

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sandesh Bharat Singh
Department of General Surgery, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_51_21

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Introduction: Impalement injuries are comparatively rarer in nature than other types of injuries. They mostly affect the extremities, whereas the face is rarely involved. They are defined as penetrating injuries, wherein a traumatic object gets impaled in the human body. Impalement injuries of the face present to the emergency. The approach and management of such injuries remain controversial and requires a multi-team approach. We report a case of an impalement injury of the face along with its successful management. Case Report: An interesting case of transorbital penetrating injury is presented. An 8-year-old male child presented in the emergency trauma centre with an alleged history of fall from the first floor of his house resulting in a penetrating injury by a roof tile 'Khaprail' to his face and skull. Conclusions: Impalement injuries to the face and skull require a prompt action, multi-team approach and urgent surgical intervention to prevent damage to salvageable vital tissues. A thorough knowledge of relevant surgical anatomy and a disciplined surgical hand is imperative for optimal results.

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