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May 24, 1924

FOREIGN BODY IN THE INFRATEMPORAL SPACE

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Los Angeles

JAMA. 1924;82(21):1693. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.26520470005013e

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Abstract

The illustration gives the exact size of two of several pieces of wood that were removed from the infratemporal space, where they had lodged for four months following an injury. The infratemporal fossae is the open space behind the maxillae, under cover of the tendon of the temporalis, the coronoid process and the ramus of the mandible and the masseter muscle. It contains the pterygoid muscles and the internal maxillary artery among the most important.

REPORT OF CASE  A man, aged 51, admitted to Los Angeles General Hospital, Feb. 7, 1923, was employed as a foreman on a steam pile-driver when a large splinter, several feet long, broke off, striking on the side of the face.Examination disclosed a deep laceration over the right side of the face. The tissues over the malar eminence were macerated and detached. The lids of the right eye were torn and contused, the lower

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