Mandibular ramus fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli

Presentation

Left jaw trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

A displaced fracture is seen at the left mandibular ramus superior margin.

Case Discussion

Mandibular fracture is commonly seen in the cases of the head and face trauma. Imaging of the mandibular fracture often raises the question of whether the imaging should be included Orthopantomogram (OPG), plain film or both as well as which is the superior imaging approach.

Equally, there are cases where the Plain film demonstrates fractures clearly that are not seen on Orthopantomogram (OPG). Conversely, the opposite is also true. 

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