Self-inflicted gunshot wounds of the lower half of the face: the evolution toward early reconstruction.


The self-inflicted gunshot wound of the lower half of the face traditionally has been treated by multistaged and prolonged reconstructive maneuvers that often left significant and uncorrectable secondary deformities. Modern cranio-maxillofacial methods for reduction and rigid fixation of the facial skeleton, using immediate autogenous bone grafts when… (More)


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