Mandibular fracture

Case contributed by Dr Ali Abougazia


The subway door closed on the patient's face. Pain on the right side mainly.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Minimally displaced fracture of the right mandibular body with overlying soft tissue contusion as well as non-displaced longitudinal fracture of the left mandibular ramus extending to base of left coronoid process.

Case Discussion

The point to remember in assessing mandibular fractures is that the mandible is considered a ring, so it's commonly fractured in more than one site, especially bilaterally, with the fracture pattern seen in this case (body on one side and ramus / angle on the other side) being a common combination.

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Case information

rID: 22763
Published: 21st Apr 2013
Last edited: 22nd Dec 2019
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