Management of Pediatric Facial Trauma by Pyriform Suspension
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2012, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 8-12
AbstractBackground: Surgical treatment of pediatric maxillofacial region is a complex and challenging task to maxillofacial surgeons. Incorrect and inappropriate treatment of trauma will end with secondary deformity that is very difficult to correct.
Objectives: This study discusses types of pediatric maxillofacial injuries and evaluates the management of child patients with injuries to the maxillofacial region using pyriform suspension in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Materials & Methods: Twenty-eight child patients with maxillofacial trauma were seen at Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Ramadi Teaching Hospital during the period from December 2009 till November 2010; including 21(75%) boys and 7(25%) girls. Age, sex, etiology, associated injuries, pattern of fractures and treatments were reviewed.
Results: Road traffic accident was the most common cause for pediatric facial trauma, mandibular trauma was found in 13 children while Midfacial trauma was found in 15 children.
Conclusions: Significant advances have been made in the management of these injuries, decreasing the incidence of secondary deformities.
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