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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7493versión On-line ISSN 1561-2945


QUINTANA DIAZ, Juan Carlos et al. Care of patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds by firearms. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2010, vol.49, n.2. ISSN 0034-7493.

INTRODUCTION. Traumatisms and maxillofacial fractures cause deformities difficult to hide because of the face of the more visible portion of the body. The aim of present paper is to document the care to group of patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds caused by firearms, treated by the Cuban medical brigade of Thamar University Al-Waheda Hospital of Maabar (Republic of Yemen). METHODS. A group of 9 patients presenting with maxillofacial wounds caused by firearms treated in above mentioned hospital between 2006 and 2008. Following data were collected: full name, age, sex, leading lesion, lesions associated with the type of treatment, as well as the patient's course. Statistical method used was the percentage calculation. RESULTS. Among the firsts lesions treated were the mandibular, nasal and dentoalveolar fractures and its treatment the following guidelines of protocols established for care of this type of affection. Results were excellent in all patients and there was a fast recovery in all cases as well as goods aesthetic and functional results. CONCLUSIONS. Comparing the preoperative and the postoperative stage of patients it was possible to demonstrate the significance of integral care of the staff of Cuban professionals.

Palabras clave : Firearms maxillofacial wounds; mandibular fracture; dentoalveolar fracture; respiratory compromise; Traumatism; carotid artery ligature.

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