Mandibular fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Knocked onto left side of the face.

Patient Data

Age: 21-year-old
Gender: Male

Panoramic radioghraph (OPG)

There is a minimally displaced fracture through the posterior left mandibular body, reaching the alveolus of the left third non-erupted inferior molar tooth.

Case Discussion

Fractures like this one involving the mandible should raise concerns regarding second fractures such as TMJ dislocation or other facial bones fractures. 

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Case information

rID: 45312
Published: 21st May 2016
Last edited: 21st May 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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