National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48--51

The maxillofacial injuries: A postmortem study


Raja Rupani1, Mousami Singh1, Vijay Kumar2, Raghvendra Singh1, Sachil Kumar3, Pradeep Yadav1 
1 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Forensic Chemistry, College of Forensic Sciences, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Raja Rupani
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, KGMU, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India

Objectives: The aim of our study is to evaluate the incidence and etiology of maxillofacial fractures in autopsy cases of KGMU, Lucknow. Materials and Methods: The sample consisted of 444 autopsy cases with maxillofacial injuries, who were brought to the mortuary of KGMU, Lucknow, for postmortem in the last year. Parameters such as gender, age, cause, type, and site of injury are evaluated. Result: The results of this study show that road traffic accidents are the main reason for maxillofacial injuries in the deceased, followed by railway accidents. Maxillofacial injuries are more common in adult males than in females. Majority cases also involved maxilla and zygomatic along with mandible. The most common type of facial fracture was Le Fort-2 fracture. Conclusion: Maxillofacial injuries are commonly seen in adult males, due to RTA, involving maxilla, zygomatic and mandible and presenting as Le Fort-2 fracture.


How to cite this article:
Rupani R, Singh M, Kumar V, Singh R, Kumar S, Yadav P. The maxillofacial injuries: A postmortem study.Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2018;9:48-51


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Rupani R, Singh M, Kumar V, Singh R, Kumar S, Yadav P. The maxillofacial injuries: A postmortem study. Natl J Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 23 ];9:48-51
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