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Mandible Fracture
Blair A. Winegar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Fracture of mandible
          • Definitions

            • Traumatic break in mandibular cortex

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Rudderman RH et al: The biophysics of mandibular fractures: an evolution toward understanding. Plast Reconstr Surg. 121(2):596-607, 2008
                                        2. Ellis E 3rd et al: Fractures of the mandible: a technical perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 120(7 Suppl 2):76S-89S, 2007
                                        3. Hobbs DL et al: Trauma radiography of the mandible. Radiol Technol. 78(4):265-8, 2007
                                        4. Ceallaigh PO et al: Diagnosis and management of common maxillofacial injuries in the emergency department. Part 2: mandibular fractures. Emerg Med J. 23(12):927-8, 2006
                                        5. Stacey DH et al: Management of mandible fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 117(3):48e-60e, 2006
                                        6. Schuknecht B et al: Radiologic assessment of maxillofacial, mandibular, and skull base trauma. Eur Radiol. 15(3):560-8, 2005
                                        7. Abubaker AO et al: Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in mandibular fractures: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 59(12):1415-9, 2001
                                        8. Tseng WS et al: A comparative study of various fixation methods for mandibular fracture. Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi. 22(4):565-71, 1999
                                        9. Uglesic V et al: Evaluation of mandibular fracture treatment. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 21(6):251-7, 1993
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Fracture of mandible
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Traumatic break in mandibular cortex

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                              PATHOLOGY

                                                              • General Features

                                                                • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Rudderman RH et al: The biophysics of mandibular fractures: an evolution toward understanding. Plast Reconstr Surg. 121(2):596-607, 2008
                                                                              2. Ellis E 3rd et al: Fractures of the mandible: a technical perspective. Plast Reconstr Surg. 120(7 Suppl 2):76S-89S, 2007
                                                                              3. Hobbs DL et al: Trauma radiography of the mandible. Radiol Technol. 78(4):265-8, 2007
                                                                              4. Ceallaigh PO et al: Diagnosis and management of common maxillofacial injuries in the emergency department. Part 2: mandibular fractures. Emerg Med J. 23(12):927-8, 2006
                                                                              5. Stacey DH et al: Management of mandible fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 117(3):48e-60e, 2006
                                                                              6. Schuknecht B et al: Radiologic assessment of maxillofacial, mandibular, and skull base trauma. Eur Radiol. 15(3):560-8, 2005
                                                                              7. Abubaker AO et al: Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in mandibular fractures: A preliminary randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 59(12):1415-9, 2001
                                                                              8. Tseng WS et al: A comparative study of various fixation methods for mandibular fracture. Changgeng Yi Xue Za Zhi. 22(4):565-71, 1999
                                                                              9. Uglesic V et al: Evaluation of mandibular fracture treatment. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 21(6):251-7, 1993