Abstract • Work-related high-pressure injection injuries to the extremities are well publicized, and treatment plans are well established. However, water spout injection injuries to the oral cavity are rare. To our knowledge, there have been no reports of water injection injuries in the oral cavity. We describe one case in which a child suffered an intraoral lowpressure injury to the floor of the mouth, which resulted in water dissection to the neck and subcutaneous tissues. Management and eventual outcome are detailed. (Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119:237-238) References 1. Kaufman HD. The clinicopathological correlation of high-pressure injection injuries . Br J Surg . 1968;55:214-218.Crossref 2. Debeaux JLM. High-pressure water jet injury . BMJ . 1980;280:1417-1418.Crossref 3. Weltmer JB, Pack LL. High-pressure water-gun injection injuries to the extremities . J Bone Joint Surg . 1988;70:1221-1223.
Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 1, 1993