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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


An unusual pattern of a mandibular fracture: Report of two Cases


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Author Details: Sudhir Ramlal Pawar, Suman Gupta, Vikrant Sane, Rajesh Kshirsagar, Vikram Singh

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 65

Article End Page : 67


Abstract

The incidence of maxillofacial trauma has been on the rise in the developed and developing countries. In maxillofacial region, jaw fractures are frequently encountered because of having various weak areas, which are affected easily when an external trauma occurs.(1,2) The anatomical features of facial bones make them more susceptible to fractures, mandible being the most prone as compared to other bones.(2,3,4) The most common etiology for mandibular fracture are road traffic accidents, interpersonal violence, accidental falls, sports injuries, gunshot injuries, etc. The most common site of fracture according to literature is the angle of the mandible, whereas the parasymphysis and the body of the mandible are predominant in others.

Keywords:
Mandible fracture, Road traffic accident