Machete wound to the face

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Attacked with a machete. Now has a linear wound to the right face.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
CT

Linear skin defect with shelf-like, non full thickness fracture of the mandibular cortex

Case Discussion

Machete injuries are often severe as they comprise a combination of both incision (sharp-edge) and blunt force due to the bulk of the metallic blade

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Case information

rID: 41912
Case created: 26th Dec 2015
Last edited: 26th Dec 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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