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>Journals >Revista Mexicana de Cirugía Bucal y Maxilofacial >Year 2017, Issue 1

González RGM, Picco DMI, Sánchez SA
Management of mandibular fracture caused by firearm projectile: a clinical case report
Rev Mex Cir Bucal Max 2017; 13 (1)

Language: Español
References: 4
Page: 12-15
PDF: 594.83 Kb.

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Wounds caused by guns are a serious problem in all over the world. It is estimated that only in the United States of America 50,000 people die annually because of fireguns and each killed person there are at least three wound that disable people. In Mexico there is no epidemiological research about ballistic trauma, but the increase of violence by criminal groups is causing more cases involving damage on the facial area which requires more knowledge about how to manage this kind of patients by maxillofacial surgeons. In an article published in May 2015 by Dr. Daniel Martínez-Bustamante, refers that gunshot wounds in Monterrey City were considered most of them cases related to suicide or armed assault. Conflicts between criminal groups are preformed with weapons that are of exclusive use by the Mexican army, leaving victims regardless age or sex, getting any kind of injury from executions to long distance wounds caused by «falling bullets» (shot guns). The craniofacial area wound can affect superficial brain structures which can be managed by conservative surgical techniques or more invasive treatments.

Key words: Mandibular fracture, firearm, osteosynthesis.

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