Changing trends in causes and patterns of facial fractures in children

Thoren, Hanna; Iso-Kungas, Petri; Iizuka, Tateyuki; Lindqvist, Christian; Törnwall, Jyrki (2009). Changing trends in causes and patterns of facial fractures in children. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology and endodontology, 107(3), pp. 318-24. Orlando, Fla.: Elsevier 10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.09.024

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OBJECTIVE: To review the epidemiology of facial fractures in children and to analyze whether it has changed over time. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of records of children aged < or = 15 years diagnosed for fracture during 2 10-year periods. RESULTS: A total of 378 children were diagnosed with fractures, 187 in 1980-1989 and 191 in 1993-2002. The proportion of children with mandibular fractures decreased by 13.6 percentage-points from the first period to the second, whereas the proportion of patients with midfacial fractures increased by 18.7 percentage-points. Assault as a causative factor increased by 5.5 percentage-points, almost exclusively among children aged 13-15 years, with a high percentage (23.5%). CONCLUSIONS: Recognition of a change in fracture patterns over time is probably due to the increased use of computerized tomographic scanning.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Thoren, Hanna Agneta and Iizuka, Tateyuki

ISSN:

1079-2104

ISBN:

18964157

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:05

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tripleo.2008.09.024

PubMed ID:

18964157

Web of Science ID:

000263295000004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28149 (FactScience: 117591)

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