AN UNUSUAL HARD PALATE INJURY CAUSING BLINDNESS- A CASE REPORT
Dr. Mukul Patar and *Dr. Superfine Synnah
Palatal injuries are more common in younger population while playing with sharp objects like wooden stick, pipe, straw, pen, pencil etc either by accidental pushing the object inside the mouth or by falling down with object inside and usually involved the soft palate. Perforated Hard palatal injury is quite uncommon in the adult population. Blindness due to hard palate injury is very unusual. Presented to our emergency was a case of hard palate injury with loss of visual acuity of right eye following a history of fall while playing with wooden stick. Primary repair of the wound with foreign body removal was done and there was no complication seen after the surgery. This case report review unusual complication caused by palatal perforation and management options for such injury.
Keywords: Hard palate, perforation, blindness.
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