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World J Clin Cases. Mar 26, 2023; 11(9): 2110-2115
Published online Mar 26, 2023. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v11.i9.2110
Successful treatment of a rare subcutaneous emphysema after a blow-out fracture surgery using needle aspiration: A case report
Ha-Jong Nam, Syeo-Young Wee
Ha-Jong Nam, Syeo-Young Wee, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, Gumi-si 39371, Gyeonsangbuk-do, South Korea
Author contributions: Nam HJ contributed to manuscript writing and visualization and data collection; Wee SY contributed to conceptualization and methodology and project administration and manuscript review and editing, and supervision; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Soonchunhyang research fund, No. 2023-0024.
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Corresponding author: Syeo-Young Wee, MD, PhD, Doctor, Professor, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Gumi Hospital, 1 Gongdan-ro 179, Gumi-si 39371, Gyeonsangbuk-do, South Korea.
Received: January 13, 2023
Peer-review started: January 13, 2023
First decision: January 30, 2023
Revised: February 1, 2023
Accepted: February 27, 2023
Article in press: February 27, 2023
Published online: March 26, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: A cases of postoperative subcutaneous emphysema is relatively rare. Though orbital emphysema is usually self-limited, we report a case report of postoperative subcutaneous emphysema that treated with a simple method using immediate needle aspiration to relieve discomfort and enable recovery to daily life.