Guardsman fracture

Case contributed by Dr James Sheldon


Fainted, hit face on the ground.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Right mandibular parasymphyseal/ body minimally displaced fracture involving the right mandibular canal and through to the alveolar process.  

Bilateral moderately displaced comminuted fractures of mandibular condyles.  Partially opacified right mastoid air cells although no associated fracture identified. Poorly pneumatised left mastoid air cells.  Blood opacifying left external acoustic meatus and middle ear.  No definite associated fracture is seen.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a guardsman fracture: tripartite fracture of the parasymphyseal region and both condylar necks.

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Case information

rID: 21355
Published: 17th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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