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DIAZ FERNANDEZ, José Manuel. Clinical and therapeutic characteristics of traumatisms in facial soft tissues due to cycles accidents. MEDISAN [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.2, pp.241-248. ISSN 1029-3019.

A descriptive and cross sectional study of 137 patients with traumatisms of the maxillofacial soft tissues due to cycles accidents, assisted in the Emergency Service of Maxillofacial Surgery in "Saturnino Lora Torres" Clinical-Surgical Teaching Provincial Hospital from Santiago de Cuba was carried out from January, 2008 to December, 2009, aimed at determining the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of these lesions. Among the most relevant results there were: the identification of the lesion type, with prevalence of the contused-incisal and contused-avulsive wounds, the middle third as the most frequent injured region, and a greater damage in the genial, nasal and labial aesthetic units. Equally, 67 patients presented more than 3 lesions, the cranial traumatisms prevailed as associated lesions and around two third of the patients received other smaller surgical procedure, of which, more than 90.0% was carried out under local anesthetics and ambulatory surgery.

Keywords : soft tissues injures; cycles accident; Emergency Service of Maxillofacial Surgery; secondary health care.

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