An unusual radiopaque image through an orthopantomogram film.


Surgical gauze left in the operative site after surgery may be responsible for bizarre and varied complications. The patient may remain asymptomatic for months or years or may suffer serious or even life-threatening consequences. Such cases can create a difficult diagnostic image and are seldom reported because of medicolegal implications. Diagnosis may sometimes be confusing and difficult especially when the history is misleading.


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@article{alRuhaimi1991AnUR, title={An unusual radiopaque image through an orthopantomogram film.}, author={K A al-Ruhaimi and Alagumba L Nwoku}, journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery}, year={1991}, volume={20 2}, pages={96-7} }