I had a reverse karipanzic flap and dental x-ray today showed several pieces of metal. Are these pins?

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

Metal on x-ray

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!


Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Photos will help

Thanks for the inquiry about your surgery.
Photos of your X-rays will allow for better answers to your question.

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