Incidence of morbidity from penetrating palate trauma.

  title={Incidence of morbidity from penetrating palate trauma.},
  author={Kara E Hennelly and Amir A. Kimia and Lois S Lee and Dwight T Jones and Stephen C. Porter},
  volume={126 6},
BACKGROUND The true rate of neurologic sequelae and infection from penetrating palatal trauma in children is unknown, which leads to significant variation in testing and treatment. OBJECTIVES To (1) determine the incidence of stroke and infection in well-appearing children with penetrating palatal trauma and (2) describe patterns of testing and treatment for uncomplicated palatal trauma. METHODS We assembled a retrospective cohort of children aged 9 months to 18 years with palatal trauma… CONTINUE READING
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