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Craniofacial fractures

M N Arslan, Ç Kertmen, I Esen Melez, D O Melez
Traumatic asphyxia is a rare clinical syndrome usually caused by sudden and severe thoracic and/or thoracoabdominal compression. It presents with craniofacial cyanosis, petechiae, and subconjunctival haemorrhages. The present study employed a postmortem retrospective methodology to analyse autopsy findings and accompanying injuries in cases of death due to traumatic asphyxia. Four years of case files from a morgue department at a forensic medicine institute were searched and 53 cases of lethal traumatic asphyxia were found...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Malcolm Harris, Tara Brantley, Douglas Hammond, Sabah Kalamchi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the demographic profile of Native American patients with concomitant facial fractures and closed head injuries (CHIs) and to explore the validation of the craniofacial crumple zone. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, observational, case-control study of 2131 maxillofacial fractures from 2010 to 2014, of which 173 (8%) had concomitant CHIs. RESULTS: Of the study patients, 133 (77%) were males (mean age 40...
January 31, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Dan Zhao, Shanwei Tao, Dewei Zhang, Mengyang Qin, Yijun Bao, Anhua Wu
PURPOSE: Traumatic meningoencephalocele primarily occurs as a rare but complex complication of cranial base and orbital roof fractures. Traumatic intraorbital meningoencephalocele, which is rare and easily overlooked, can be life-threatening since cephalomeningitis occurs due to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. It is obscure for the operative indications or standard surgical methods of traumatic meningoencephaloceles since the combined intricate craniofacial and basal fractures, brain injury, and CSF leak may exist...
February 27, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
Supawon Srettabunjong
Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis (SCST) is an uncommon consequence of head and face infection, but a rare complication after craniofacial fracture. In this case, SCST developed in a 13-year-old girl following a minor fall during volleyball, with impact and resulting abrasive contusion of the left forehead. She developed watery rhinorrhea, progressive headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and left proptosis with blurred vision, and was admitted to hospital 3 days after injury. Drowsiness, high-grade fever, severe headache, left ocular pain with marked periorbital swelling, and paralysis of extraocular eye movements developed...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Takeshi Mizuguchi, Mitsuko Nakashima, Mitsuhiro Kato, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Hirokazu Kurahashi, Nina Ekhilevitch, Masaaki Shiina, Gen Nishimura, Takashi Shibata, Muneaki Matsuo, Tae Ikeda, Kazuhiro Ogata, Naomi Tsuchida, Satomi Mitsuhashi, Satoko Miyatake, Atsushi Takata, Noriko Miyake, Kenichiro Hata, Tadashi Kaname, Yoichi Matsubara, Hirotomo Saitsu, Naomichi Matsumoto
Calcineurin is a calcium (Ca2+)/calmodulin-regulated protein phosphatase that mediates Ca2+-dependent signal transduction. Here, we report six heterozygous mutations in a gene encoding the alpha isoform of the calcineurin catalytic subunit (PPP3CA). Notably, mutations were observed in different functional domains: in addition to three catalytic domain mutations, two missense mutations were found in the auto-inhibitory (AI) domain. One additional frameshift insertion that caused premature termination was also identified...
February 8, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Kristopher M Day, Paul M Phillips, Larry A Sargent
We describe a case of complex, posttraumatic skull and orbital deformities that were evaluated and treated with advanced computer technology, including virtual surgical planning, three-dimensional (3D) modeling, and printed patient custom implants (PCI) fabricated by 3D printing. A 50-year-old man presented to our craniofacial referral center 1 year after failed reduction of complex left orbital, zygomatic, and frontal bone fractures due to a motorcycle collision. The patient's chief complaint was debilitating diplopia in all fields of gaze...
March 2018: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
Dong Wang, Xiao-Mei Sun, Jin Wu
RATIONALE: Cavernous sinus-carotid fistula (CCF) is a rare complication of craniofacial injuries in patients receiving oral and maxillofacial surgical care. PATIENT CONCERNS: A retrospective review of 15 patients with CCF records was conducted. In addition, we present a rare case of a 32-year-old Chinese woman with CCF receiving oral and maxillofacial surgical care. DIAGNOSES: Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) confirmed a diagnosis of CCF...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Rajarshi Ghosh, Kulandaswamy Gopalkrishnan
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the incidence of facial fractures along with age, gender predilection, etiology, commonest site, associated dental injuries, and any complications of patients operated in Craniofacial Unit of SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Department of OMFS, SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad from January 2003 to December 2013...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Hongwei Wang, Yue Zhou, Jun Liu, Lan Ou, Yiwen Zhao, Jianda Han, Liangbi Xiang
PURPOSE: We investigated the incidence and pattern of traumatic fractures resulting from motor vehicle collisions in a population of children and adolescents (≤18 years old) and to determine the risk factors for nerve injury. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 734 patients admitted to our university-affiliated hospitals from 2001 to 2010. RESULTS: This study enrolled 498 male (67.8%) and 236 female (32.2%) patients aged 10.9 ± 5...
January 25, 2018: International Orthopaedics
D Hammond, R Welbury, G Sammons, E Toman, M Harland, S Rice
Craniofacial trauma results in distracting injuries that are easy to see, and as oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) we gravitate towards injuries that can be seen and are treatable surgically. However, we do tend not to involve ourselves (and may potentially overlook) injuries that are not obvious either visually or radiographically, and concussion is one such. We reviewed the records of 500 consecutive patients who presented with facial fractures at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to identify whether patients had been screened for concussion, and how they had been managed...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Hai Jin, Shun Gong, Kaiwei Han, Junyu Wang, Liquan Lv, Yan Dong, Danfeng Zhang, Lijun Hou
OBJECTIVES: Both traumatic orbital apex syndrome (OAS) and traumatic superior orbital fissure syndrome (SFOS) are rare conditions after craniofacial injury. Few types of researches investigate the difference in clinical characteristics and outcome between them. We describe clinical features and cranial nerves functional recovery of traumatic OAS or SOFS and to discuss surgical decompression of these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of 15 patients diagnosed with traumatic OAS and 39 patients with traumatic SOFS from July 2010 to July 2017 in our hospital...
December 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Karl Cuddy, Baber Khatib, R Bryan Bell, Allen Cheng, Ashish Patel, Melissa Amundson, Eric J Dierks
PURPOSE: The use of technology to aid in assessment, planning, and management of complex craniomaxillofacial injuries is increasingly common. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) evaluation is considered the standard of care, and intraoperative imaging is becoming increasingly accessible. Limited data exist regarding the implication of intraoperative CT on decision making in the management of all sites of facial fractures. The purposes of this study were to characterize the use of an intraoperative CT scanner for craniomaxillofacial surgery within our institution, to quantify the effect of intraoperative CT on surgical decision making, and to attempt to provide guidance on when to use this technology...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Shih-Hsuan Mao, Tzu-Chin Lin, Chih-Hao Chen, Pang-Yun Chou, Shang-Yu Wang, Yon-Cheong Wong, Chien-Tzung Chen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (tCCF) is infrequent but with high morbidity if delayed diagnosed or managed. Due to the lack of screening criteria and requirement of advanced and invasive radiological examinations, diagnosis is often delayed or underdiagnosed. METHODS: A matched case-control study with univariate and multivariate analysis was conducted to predict tCCFs. Forty-six patients diagnosed with tCCFs were included and matched with 138 patients of craniofacial trauma without tCCF as control at a ratio of 1:3...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Himika Gupta, Srivalli Natarajan, Sushrut Vaidya, Shipra Gupta, Dinesh Shah, Raj Merchant, Shrikant Deshpande
Craniofacial trauma is often associated with orbital and ocular injuries. We report a case of a 21-year-old male with motor vehicular accident, orbital roof blow-in fracture, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak, and left sided globe luxation with corneal abrasion and complete conjunctival denuding. The patient was managed by a multispeciality team and the eyeball was protected by amniotic membrane graft (AMG) biological dressing with novel use of inverted sterile metallic bowl as mechanical protection till the patient stabilized...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
Bradley J Phillips, Lauren M Turco
Le Fort fractures constitute a pattern of complex facial injury that occurs secondary to blunt facial trauma.  The most common mechanisms of injury for these fractures, which are frequently associated with drug and alcohol use, include motor vehicle collisions, assault, and falls. A thorough search of the world's literature following PRISMA guidelines was conducted through PubMed and EBSCO databases. Search terms included "Le Fort fracture", "facial", "craniofacial", and "intracranial...
October 2017: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
Barbara Albuquerque Morais, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, Jose Guilherme Mendes Pereira Caldas, Wellingson Silva Paiva, Hamilton Matushita, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is a shunt between the carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. Traumatic CCFs are diagnosed in 0.2% of head traumas being only 4.6% of the pediatric population. Classified by Barrow in 1985, type A CCF is the most frequent, occurring in 75% of cases. Type A is characterized by direct and high-flow CCF that generally can occur as a result of traumatic injury or rupture of an intracavernous aneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: The subject was an 8-year-old boy with penetrating trauma to his left eye...
March 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Dan-Dong Li, Liu-Xun Hu, Linyuan Sima, Shang-Yu Xu, Jian Lin, Nu Zhang, Bo Yin
RATIONALE: Blunt cerebrovascular injury (BCVI) is a rare complication that may occur after craniocervical trauma. The current literature is limited to extracranial carotid artery injuries; however, no reports have been published on blunt intracranial carotid injury (BICI), especially those associated with optic nerve injury. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we report on 3 BICI cases that demonstrated optic nerve injuries after craniofacial injuries. All 3 patients showed post-trauma vision loss on the injured side...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Matthew J Zdilla, Michelle L Russell, Aaron W Koons, Kaitlyn N Bliss, Kelsey R Mangus
Metopism, the persistence of the metopic suture in adulthood, is a clinically significant radiographic finding. In addition to masquerading as a fracture of the frontal bone, a persistent metopic suture may be associated with other clinically significant anatomical variations including frontal sinus abnormalities. Several geographically and craniofacially distinct populations have yet to be assessed for the prevalence of metopism. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of metopic sutures in adult crania of diverse populations among which scant research exists...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Richard L Weiner, Carlos Montes Garcia, Niek Vanquathem
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel wireless neuromodulation system for treatment of refractory craniofacial pain. BACKGROUND: Previous studies utilizing peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) of the occipital and trigeminal nerves reported positive outcomes for alleviating neuropathic pain localized to the craniofacial and occipital areas. However several technological limitations and cosmetic concerns inhibited a more widespread acceptance and use of neuromodulation. Also, a relatively high incidence of adverse events like electrode erosions, dislocation, wire fracture and/or infection at the surgical site mandates a change in our approach to neuromodulation technology and implant techniques in the craniofacial region...
October 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
B C J Majoor, C D Andela, C R Quispel, M Rotman, P D S Dijkstra, N A T Hamdy, A A Kaptein, N M Appelman-Dijkstra
Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare bone disorder in which normal bone is replaced by fibrous tissue resulting in pain, deformities, pathological fractures or asymptomatic disease. Illness perceptions are patients' cognitions and emotions about their illness and its treatment, which may impact on Quality of Life (QoL). Here, we explore illness perceptions in patients with FD compared to other disorders, identify factors associated with illness perceptions and evaluate their relationship with QoL. Ninety-seven out of 138 eligible patients from the LUMC FD cohort completed the Illness Perception Questionnaire-Revised (IPQ-R) and the Short Form-36 (SF-36)...
October 11, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
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