Traumatic Lower Lip Myiasis—A Rare Presentation
Myiasis is the medical term for infestation of living tissues of humans and vertebrates by fly larvae. This video illustrates myiasis in a homeless man in his 50s with alcohol use disorder who sustained a lower lip injury 5 days previously; he was hospitalized and treated with regular dressings with turpentine oil and surgical debridement of the wound along with the manual removal of the larvae under local anesthesia, as illustrated in this video. See https://ja.ma/2QGvjhS for full clinical details and a case discussion.
This educational video depicts a surgical procedure and is intended for use by medical professionals.