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Maxillofacial trauma 

Maxillofacial trauma
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Maxillofacial trauma
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0018
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date: 22 September 2019

Maxillofacial trauma 330

Clinical examination 332

Radiographic assessment 334

Maxillofacial haemorrhage 336

Maxillofacial fractures 338

Management of soft tissue injury 344

Fracture management 346

Dentoalveolar trauma 348

Further reading 350

Maxillofacial trauma is a relatively common presentation to the emergency department. These injuries are important for aesthetic and for functional reasons. The facial bones and soft tissues protect the neurocranium, and severe facial trauma is an indicator of potential intracranial trauma. There is a wide range of severity depending on the mechanism of facial injury....

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