Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X
Year: 2013, vol. 19, issue 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Published online: 26 April 2013
J of IMAB 2013; 19(2):292-294
A CURRENT 4-YEARS RETROSPECTIVE SURVEY OF 64 SURGICALLY TREATED ZYGOMA COMPLEX FRACTURES IN DEPARTMENT OF MAXILLO-FACIAL SURGERY, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ‘ST. ANNA’, SOFIA, BULGARIA.
Elitsa G. Deliverska, Martin Rubiev
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Purpose: The goal of this material was to be an example of the complications that can occur in cases of zygoma fractures and to draw the attention of the clinicians to the need of accurate diagnose and early treatment of the associated with zygoma fractures traumas.
Materials and methods: Medical records of 276 patients with different traumas in face and neck area treated in our department ware reviewed. Of those 64 suffered from zygoma fractures and they ware classified according to age, sex, cause of trauma, presence or absence of associated trauma, etc.
Results: As other studies also show, we determined that the most common cause of injury was assault and road accidents, fallowed by sport, industrial, etc. Males between 20 and 40 years old ware the biggest group of patients, often after alcohol consumption.
Associated traumas occurred more frequently in cases of motor vehicle accident than in other cases and ware presented by closed head trauma, ophthalmologic problems, extremities fractures, etc.
Conclusion: Delayed treatment of zygoma injuries is feasible and yields in good results when the severity of trauma needs it, but early repair of such injuries prevent late complications and should be preferred when possible.
Key words: maxillofacial trauma, zygoma complex fractures.
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Deliverska EG, Rubiev M. A Current 4-years retrospective survey of 64 surgically treated zygoma complex fractures in Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery, University Hospital ‘St. Anna’, Sofia, Bulgaria. J of IMAB. 2013; 19(2):292-294. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2013192.292
Correspondence to: Elitsa Georgieva Deliverska, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia. 1, St. Georgi Sofiiski boul., 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria;
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Received: 15 February 2013
Published online: 26 April 2013
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