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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
 
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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228-231

Penetrating facial injury by a wooden log


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Anaesthesia, Government Dental College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Sanjay Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College, Kottayam - 686 008, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.154844

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Penetrating facial injuries are potentially dangerous and require emergency management because of the presence of vital structures in the face and it may be life threatening especially when the injury involves airway, major blood vessels, spinal cord and cervical spines. Penetrating injuries of facial region can occur due to missile injuries, blast injuries, accidental fall on sharp objects such as sticks or glass and motor vehicle accidents etc., Indications for immediate surgical management of penetrating neck injuries include airway management and hemodynamic instability according to advanced trauma life support protocol.


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