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Revista odontológica mexicana

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PALACIOS VIVAR, Diego Esteban; MIRANDA VILLASANA, José Ernesto  and  CALDERON LUMBRERAS, Angélica Shadai. Gunshot caused facial wound. Literature review and clinical study of three cases. Rev. Odont. Mex [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp.127-134. ISSN 1870-199X.

Treatment of gunshot wounds in the maxillofacial region is a complex subject, especially controversial with respect to treatment time. Current literature supports immediate treatment rather than late care, claiming to achieve better results. Wounds are heterogeneous, with characteristics that must be analyzed so as to define treatment according to Kanzanjian and Converse’ s principles, but always adapting to specific needs. Handling is dependent upon type of weapon, bullet's disfiguring characteristics, kinetic energy, place of impact as well as patient’ s general health circumstances. The aim of the present research was to conduct a bibliographic review and expose our experience in maxillofacial gunshot wound treatment. We hereby document treatment of three facial gunshot wound patients who sought treatment at the Regional Hospital «General Ignacio Zaragoza», Mexico City, Mexico.

Keywords : Gunshot wound; facial trauma; mandibular fracture.

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