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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 73-80

Management of maxillofacial trauma in emergency: An update of challenges and controversies


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Ajoy Roychoudhury
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.179456

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Trauma management has evolved significantly in the past few decades thereby reducing mortality in the golden hour. However, challenges remain, and one such area is maxillofacial injuries in a polytrauma patient. Severe injuries to the maxillofacial region can complicate the early management of a trauma patient owing to the regions proximity to the brain, cervical spine, and airway. The usual techniques of airway breathing and circulation (ABC) management are often modified or supplemented with other methods in case of maxillofacial injuries. Such modifications have their own challenges and pitfalls in an already difficult situation.


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