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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-163

Management of facial trauma in children: A case report


Dept. of Pedodontics, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, K. R. Road V. V. Puram, Bangalore - 560 004, Karnataka, India

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U M Das
Dept of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, V. S. Dental College and Hospital, K. R. Road, V. V. Puram, Bangalore - 560 004, Karantaka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.27900

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Children are uniquely susceptible to cranio facial trauma because of their greater cranial mass to body ratio. Below the age of 5, the incidence of pediatric facial fractures in relation to the total is very low ranging from 0.6-1.2%. Maxillo-facial injuries may be quite dramatic causing parents to panic and the child to cry uncontrollably with blood, tooth and soft tissue debris in the mouth. The facial disfigurement caused by trauma can have a deep psychological impact on the tender minds of young children and their parents. This case report documents the trauma and follow up care of a 4-year-old patient with maxillofacial injuries.






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