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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-142

A case of a mandibular body fracture complicated with odontoid fracture


Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mustafa Keskin
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_93_18

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Mandibular fractures are the most common fractures of facial bones. If the fracture is detected and the occlusion is affected, surgery is the best option. Motor vehicle accidents and fall injuries are the most common reasons for combined injuries of maxillofacial and cervical spine (c-spine). The most common scenario is the cooccurrence of midfacial trauma and upper c-spine injuries. Despite the low incidence of the cooccurrence of spinal injuries and maxillofacial trauma, it is crucial to have guidelines that assess and manage this situation because of its severe outcomes.


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