Dog-Bite Injuries to the Craniofacial Region: An Epidemiologic and Pattern-of-Injury Review at a Level 1 Trauma Center.

  title={Dog-Bite Injuries to the Craniofacial Region: An Epidemiologic and Pattern-of-Injury Review at a Level 1 Trauma Center.},
  author={Khurram Khan and Bruce B. Horswell and Damayanti Samanta},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  • K. Khan, B. Horswell, Damayanti Samanta
  • Published 14 November 2019
  • Medicine
  • Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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