Causes and distribution of facial fractures in a group of South African children and the value of computed tomography in their assessment.

@article{As2006CausesAD,
  title={Causes and distribution of facial fractures in a group of South African children and the value of computed tomography in their assessment.},
  author={Arjan Bastiaan Sebastian van As and A J van Loghem and B F J Biermans and Tania S. Douglas and Nicole Wieselthaler and Sharan Naidoo},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={903-6}
}
The cases of 107 paediatric patients aged 0-12 years were retrospectively reviewed. The patients presented with facial trauma and both plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scans had been ordered. Sixty-five per cent of facial fractures were missed in radiography, but revealed on CT; fractures of the maxilla, the zygoma and the orbit were most frequently missed in radiography. Pedestrian motor vehicle accidents were the most frequent cause of facial fractures (37%), followed by… CONTINUE READING