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CASE REPORT
On a knife-edge: clinical uncertainty with an extensive knife blade in situ in the craniofacial region
  1. Dairui Dai1,
  2. Silke Meyer2,
  3. Lars Christian Kaltheuner2,
  4. Frank Plani3
  1. 1Department of Medicine, University College London Medical School, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Universitatsmedizin Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
  3. 3Trauma Department, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Dairui Dai, daid1218{at}gmail.com

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  • DD and SM contributed equally.

  • Contributors DD: saw the patient on admission to trauma and followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Initiated the idea for doing this case report and selected the journal. DD: the initial plan of the write up and performed the literature review. Processed the X-ray imaging. Wrote the final version of the case report and reviewed the case report at all stages. SM: followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Recorded all the patient notes and collected the images. Wrote the first draft of the case report and amendments to subsequent sections. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages. LCK: followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Processed the CT imaging and produced the 3D reconstruction from the CT slices. Gained consent from the patient and communicated with the patient to attain the patient perspective. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages. FP: gave the initial permission to follow this patient under the trauma team and to write up a case report. Gave guidance as to the process of selecting a journal and writing up a case report. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • DD and SM contributed equally.

  • Contributors DD: saw the patient on admission to trauma and followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Initiated the idea for doing this case report and selected the journal. DD: the initial plan of the write up and performed the literature review. Processed the X-ray imaging. Wrote the final version of the case report and reviewed the case report at all stages. SM: followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Recorded all the patient notes and collected the images. Wrote the first draft of the case report and amendments to subsequent sections. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages. LCK: followed-up the patient’s subsequent care. Processed the CT imaging and produced the 3D reconstruction from the CT slices. Gained consent from the patient and communicated with the patient to attain the patient perspective. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages. FP: gave the initial permission to follow this patient under the trauma team and to write up a case report. Gave guidance as to the process of selecting a journal and writing up a case report. Involved in the review of the case report at all stages.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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