I had a reverse karipanzic flap and dental x-ray today showed several pieces of metal. Are these pins?
1 year ago
I had to have part of my face removed due to third reoccurrence of cancer of minor salivary glands. Had reverse karipanzic flap. Had dental xray today & several pieces of metal showed up. Are these pins?
Doctor Answers 2
It is unclear what those "pieces of metal" are. I recommend that you follow up with the surgeon who did the surgery on your face; he/she would be able to provide information on the surgery you had. Good luck!
Thanks for the inquiry about your surgery.
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