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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-83

A modified surgical approach to a case of mandibular fracture in a 5-year-old girl


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, India

Correspondence Address:
Attiguppe R Prabhakar
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere 577 004
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.111601

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Injuries to the face are far more uncommon than other injuries in children. However, when they occur they can pose considerable management challenges to concerned specialists and the subsequent functional and esthetic impact to the growing child can be overwhelming. Here is a report of a 5-year-old girl diagnosed with fracture of the body of the mandible and an associated fracture of the parasymphysis. This paper presents a unique treatment modality considering the various anatomic and developmental factors in such young children.


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