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Odontoestomatología

versión impresa ISSN 0797-0374versión On-line ISSN 1688-9339

Resumen

YEPEZ, Franklin David Gordillo et al. Facial trauma in children and adolescents: 10 years analysis in a hospital of south of Brazil. Odontoestomatología [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.35, pp.30-37.  Epub 01-Jun-2020. ISSN 0797-0374.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22592/ode2020n35a5.

Facial trauma has important characteristics that affect the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents.

Objective:

To analyze the epidemiology of facial trauma in children and adolescents in a hospital of south of Brazil.

Materials and methods:

An analytical cross-sectional cohort study was conducted between 2000 and 2010 at the Hospital Sao Vicente de Paulo, Passo Fundo, Brazil. Identifying etiological agents, gender, facial fractures and the existence of body injuries associated with facial trauma.

Results:

Facial injuries were more common than in the adolescent group (75.6%) compared to the paediatric population (24.3%). The jaw was the most affected bone (33.5%). Cranial trauma was the most common associated lesion in the paediatric population (33%).

Conclusion:

Men have a higher prevalence of facial trauma, in the same way adolescents tend to be more affected.

Palabras clave : facial injuries; epidemiology; pediatrics; adolescent; facial bones.

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