Brief Clinical StudiesRemoval of an Unusual Neglected Foreign Body in Infratemporal Region Using NavigationJain, Avani MS*; Gupta, Gaurav MS†; Grover, Mohnish MS‡Author Information *Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), MAMC & Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi †Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), PBM Hospital, Bikaner ‡Department of Otolaryngology (ENT), SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Avani Jain, MS, Flat No C-8, Tower 1, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi 110023, India; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 6 September, 2016 Accepted 21 October, 2016 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p e219-e221 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003402 Buy Metrics Abstract A 19-year-old male presented with complaint of a bluish mass in the hard palate since 3 months. The patient had a history of trauma 8 years back in the left zygomatic area with a pen. It was lodged in the wound and removed at that time. Computed tomography scan was revealed a linear heterogenous dense structure extending from left infratemporal fossa to oral cavity, traversing through left maxillary sinus, with bone defect seen in lateral and medial wall of maxilla, and in the hard palate, most likely a neglected foreign body. The foreign body was removed by navigation-assisted endoscopic surgery and the palatal perforation repaired using local rotation flap. There were no intraoperative or postoperative complications. Navigation-guided removal of foreign body in proximity to vital structures, in the infratemporal region, is a valuable option with minimal morbidity. © 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.