Pediatric maxillofacial trauma: unique features in diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Pediatric maxillofacial trauma: unique features in diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={G S Gussack and Arnold Luterman and Richard. W. Powell and Keith Rodgers and Max L Ramenofsky},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={97 8 Pt 1},
The purpose of this study was to review mechanisms, etiologies, associated injuries, and treatment of maxillofacial trauma in children and to compare them to similar adult injuries. Thirty blunt injuries (1984-1986) comprised the children's group, and 176 injuries, the adult group. Multiple associated injuries were more common in children, the most frequent being CNS and orthopedic injuries. Detailed anatomy of mandibular fractures required pleuridirectional tomography in 63% of the pediatric… CONTINUE READING


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