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Temporal abscess after tooth extractions
  1. Sigbjørn Løes,
  2. Njål Lekven
  1. Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Sigbjørn Løes, sigbjorn.loes{at}

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A 34-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, but otherwise healthy and with no previous record of drug addiction, had two molars of the upper jaw removed. Three days later he developed a swelling and redness in his left temple and periorbital region. He was tender to palpation and not able to open his left eye (figure 1). His general condition was good with …

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