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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 723-725
Mandibular fracture in an 18-month-old child


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, UP, India
2 Department of Oral Surgery, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, UP, India

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Vivek Kumar Adlakha
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, UP
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.93465

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Facial trauma in a child can be a greatly distressing experience for the parents as well as the child, causing uncontrollable crying in the child and panic and fear in the parents. Facial injuries in children are less common than in adults. This case report describes the management of symphysial fracture of the mandible in an 18-month-old girl. The fracture was reduced under general anesthesia and then stabilized with an acrylic cap splint, utilizing circummandibular wiring.


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