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Firecracker Facial Injury

⚠️ Severe facial injury after a firecracker blew up in the patient's face!


We present the case of a patient in whom the middle and lower thirds of the face were destroyed when a firecracker exploded in his oral cavity. Gunpowder tattooing caused by the explosion was present on the retropharyngeal space. He had an open fracture of the mandibular symphysis and inhalation burns of the upper airway were suspected. Tracheostomy was performed because inhalation burns of the upper airway could not be ruled out. After close observation, his cardiopulmonary function and vital signs were stable and he was prepared for reconstructive surgery.


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