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Título: Pattern of maxillofacial fractures in severe multiple trauma patients: a 7-year prospective study
Autor: Alves, L.
Aragão, I.
Sousa, M.
Gomes, E.
Palavras-chave: maxillofacial injury
fracture
multiple traumas
traffic accident
Data: 2014
Editora: Dental Foundation of Ribeirão Preto
Citação: Braz Dent J. 2014;25(6):561-4
Resumo: The incidence of facial trauma is high. This study has the primary objective of documenting and cataloging maxillofacial fractures in polytrauma patients. From a total of 1229 multiple trauma cases treated at the Emergency Room of the Santo Antonio Hospital - Oporto Hospital Center, Portugal, between August 2001 and December 2007, 251 patients had facial wounds and 209 had maxillofacial fractures. Aged ranged form 13 to 86 years. The applied selective method was based on the presence of facial wound with Abbreviated Injury Scale ≥1. Men had a higher incidence of maxillofacial fractures among multiple trauma patients (86.6%) and road traffic accidents were the primary cause of injuries (69.38%). Nasoorbitoethmoid complex was the most affected region (67.46%) followed by the maxilla (57.42%). The pattern and presentation of maxillofacial fractures had been studied in many parts of the world with varying results. Severe multiple trauma patients had different patterns of maxillofacial injuries. The number of maxillofacial trauma is on the rise worldwide as well as the incidence of associated sequelae. Maxillofacial fractures on multiple trauma patients were more frequent among males and in road traffic crashes. Knowing such data is elementary. The society should have a key role in the awareness of individuals and in prevention of road traffic accidents.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.16/1829
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201302395
ISSN: 0103-6440
1806-4760
Versão do Editor: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0103-6440201
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