Pediatric mandibular fractures

Seth Thaller, S. Mabourakh

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In spite of curiosity, facial fractures, particularly mandibular fractures, in the pediatric age group embrace only a modest proportion of facial fractures that occur within the general population. Several large series report on overall incidence of approximately 1% of all facial bone fractures. A considerable volume of literature has been generated describing the pattern of injury and treatment modalities for pediatric facial bone fractures. At our institution, which is an extremely busy university-based regional trauma center, we have witnessed a persistent escalation in the number of patients requiring repair of their facial bone fractures. During the period of January 1989 through January 1990, we treated a total of 204 patients for repair of mandible fractures. An analysis of the records of this group revealed only 3 patients who were younger than 4 years of age and 2 additional patients younger than 8 years. There were another 10 patients 17 years and younger, for a total incidence of 0.08%. Additionally, we found that within this seemingly small group, there was a surprisingly high incidence of severe, associated injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-513
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume26
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Mandibular Fractures
Facial Bones
Pediatrics
Bone Fractures
Incidence
Exploratory Behavior
Trauma Centers
Wounds and Injuries
Mandible
Age Groups
Population

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Thaller, S., & Mabourakh, S. (1991). Pediatric mandibular fractures. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 26(6), 511-513.

Pediatric mandibular fractures. / Thaller, Seth; Mabourakh, S.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 26, No. 6, 01.01.1991, p. 511-513.

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Thaller, S & Mabourakh, S 1991, 'Pediatric mandibular fractures', Annals of Plastic Surgery, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 511-513.
Thaller S, Mabourakh S. Pediatric mandibular fractures. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 1991 Jan 1;26(6):511-513.
Thaller, Seth ; Mabourakh, S. / Pediatric mandibular fractures. In: Annals of Plastic Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 511-513.
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