Predictable patterns of intracranial and cervical spine injury in craniomaxillofacial trauma: analysis of 4786 patients.

@article{Mithani2009PredictablePO,
  title={Predictable patterns of intracranial and cervical spine injury in craniomaxillofacial trauma: analysis of 4786 patients.},
  author={Suhail Kamrudin Mithani and Hugo St-Hilaire and Benjamin S. Brooke and Ian M. D. Smith and Rachel O. Bluebond-Langner and Eduardo J. Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={123 4},
  pages={1293-301}
}
BACKGROUND Patients presenting with traumatic craniomaxillofacial fractures often have occult concomitant injuries. This study was designed to determine whether facial fracture patterns are associated with a particular constellation of concomitant head and neck injuries. METHODS A retrospective review of 4786 consecutive patients diagnosed with maxillofacial fractures at a dedicated urban trauma center from 1998 to 2005 was conducted; maxillofacial fractures and cervical spine injuries were… CONTINUE READING