Impalement injuries of the oral cavity in children.

@article{Matsusue2011ImpalementIO,
  title={Impalement injuries of the oral cavity in children.},
  author={Yumiko Matsusue and Kazuhiko Yamamoto and Satoshi Horita and Kotaro Inagake and Tadaaki Kirita},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={e147-51}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze impalement injuries of the oral cavity in children. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data on 144 children with impalement injuries in the oral cavity at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nara Medical University were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS The patients were 93 boys and 51 girls (age range, 7 months to 10 years). One hundred thirty-two patients (91.7%) were younger than 5 years. Injuries occurred frequently by falling onto an… CONTINUE READING

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