Mandibular fractures with dental trauma

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is a comminuted fracture of the parasymphseal region of the mandible with a fracture line that extends into the right canine (43) with a fracture of the root evident. There is a fracture through the ramus of the right mandible involving the base of the right coronoid process. 

There is a comminuted fracture of the parasymphyseal region of the mandible with a fracture line that extends into the right canine (43) with a fracture of the root. There is a fracture through the ramus of the right mandible involving the base of the right coronoid process. There is a minimally displaced fracture of the nasal bone.

Case Discussion

Dental injuries are more commonly associated with mandibular symphysis fractures (although these fractures are parasymphseal in this case) than fractures elsewhere in the mandible. 

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Case information

rID: 56134
Published: 31st Oct 2017
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2019
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