Maxillofacial Trauma

Carlos A. Ramirez, Tirbod Fattahi, Jason E. Portnoff, Rishad Shaikh, Jason Margolis, James A. Kraus, David Chang, Lina Alsad, Andre H. Montazem, Robert Reti, Damian Findlay

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Management of maxillofacial trauma is a key skill that must be mastered by the oral and maxillofacial surgeon. We have contributions from world-renowned talent in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery that treat complex maxillofacial trauma. In this chapter, we discuss the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and management of complications in maxillofacial trauma. Topics covered include mandible, midface, periorbital, frontal bone, dentoalveolar, and panfacial fractures. The management of soft tissue injuries including the repair of the associated salivary ducts and nerves are reviewed. We also discuss the nuances of managing maxillofacial trauma in the pediatric population. Description of surgical approaches have been included in the appropriate sections, which is commonly tested on the examination. We have added a case example of panfacial trauma, which has been historically a component of the oral boards. The works in this chapter will be a great resource not only for the board candidate, but additionally a great review for the experienced surgeon or the budding resident.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOral Board Review for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9783030488802
ISBN (Print)9783030488796
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Bone Healing
  • CSF Leak
  • Canthopexy
  • Condyle Fracture
  • Cranialization
  • Edentulous Mandible Fracture
  • Enophthalmos
  • Frontal Sinus Fracture
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Horner’s Syndrome
  • House-Brackmann Scale
  • Jones Test
  • Lateral Retinaculum
  • LeFort Fracture
  • Marcus Gunn Pupil
  • Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid Fractures
  • Nasofrontal Duct
  • Nasopulmonary reflex
  • Principles of Fixation
  • Retrobulbar Hemorrhage
  • Sympathetic Ophthalmia
  • Telecanthus
  • Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture


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