Mandibular fracture: coronoid process

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

OPG

Modality: X-ray

Displaced fracture of the right coronoid process. TMJs are enlocated. No dental trauma. Paranasal sinuses are clear.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the coronoid process are rare, accounting for ~2% of mandibular fractures, probably due to its protected position deep to the zygomaticomalar complex. 

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Case Information

rID: 40361
Case created: 19th Oct 2015
Last edited: 19th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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