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Penetrating facial injury
  1. Bora Kwon1,
  2. Hyuk Won Chang1,
  3. Sung Jin Kim2,
  4. sung Il Sohn3,
  5. Tae Hyun Choi4
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center
  2. 2Emergency medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center and Neurology
  3. 3Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  4. 4Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hyuk Won Chang, Interventional Neuroradiology, Keimyung university Dongsan medical center, Jung-gu Dalsungro 56, Daegu, Republic of Korea; hyukwonchang{at}

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A 20-year-old motorcycle messenger crashed into a truck transporting structural pipes. Accidentally a 3 cm diameter pipe penetrated his right inferior orbit and soft tissue below the left posterior lateral neck.

When he arrived at the emergency room, there was a blunt wound with active bleeding in his right zygoma and haematoma in his left neck.

On CT the metallic pipe passed through the …

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  • Contributors HWC performed the procedure and submitted the manuscript. BK assisted in the procedure and wrote the draft. SJK and SIS prepared and edited the manuscript. THC performed operation, revised the manuscript and gave advice.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Study approval Keimyung University Dong San Medical Center review board thought the study approval could be waived.