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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

MARDONES-M, Marcelo et al. Systematic in the Surgical Treatment of Panfacial Fractures Applied to a Highly Complex Clinical Case. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2020, vol.14, n.4, pp.590-595. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2020000400590.

Panfacial fractures affect bone tissue in two or more thirds of the face simultaneously. The initial management of these patients is to resolve or stabilize the medical-surgical emergencies that they may present. Most of these fractures are associated to trauma of high kinetic energy, which determine the presence of concomitant inju- ries that can compromise the life of the patient. The surgical treatment of panfacial fractures may include from the initial surgical intervention of damage control, stabilization, reduction and surgical fixation of fractured segments through osteosynthesis, to mediate the reconstruction of tissues affected by the trauma. For the treatment of panfacial fractures there is a surgical approach that aims to contain and/or minimize acute damage and allow for morphological and functional reduction. We report a clinical case of panfacial fracture whose treatment followed this therapeutic approach.

Keywords : panfacial fracture; polytrauma; initial trauma management.

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