Management of maxillofacial trauma in emergency: An update of challenges and controversies.

Authors:
Dr Anson Jose, MDS
Dr Anson Jose, MDS
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
New delhi, new delhi | India
Shakil Ahmed Nagori
Shakil Ahmed Nagori
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India
Bhaskar Agarwal
Bhaskar Agarwal
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi | India
Ongkila Bhutia
Ongkila Bhutia
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India
Ajoy Roychoudhury
Ajoy Roychoudhury
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India

J Emerg Trauma Shock 2016 Apr-Jun;9(2):73-80

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Trauma management has evolved significantly in the past few decades thereby reducing mortality in the golden hour. However, challenges remain, and one such area is maxillofacial injuries in a polytrauma patient. Severe injuries to the maxillofacial region can complicate the early management of a trauma patient owing to the regions proximity to the brain, cervical spine, and airway. The usual techniques of airway breathing and circulation (ABC) management are often modified or supplemented with other methods in case of maxillofacial injuries. Such modifications have their own challenges and pitfalls in an already difficult situation.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0974-2700.179456DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4843570PMC
May 2016
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