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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Frequency: 3 issues
Online ISSN 1827-1901
Nocini P. F., Cortelazzi R., Fior A., Collini M. *, Carminati R. *, Salgarelli A. C. *
From the Chair of Maxillofacial Surgery Ospedale Policlinico, Borgo Rome University of Verona, Verona
* Division of Maxillofacial Surgery Health Trust “C. Poma”, Mantua
The authors of this paper have, through a critical review of some clinical cases of ballistic trauma affecting the maxillofacial area, suggested a possible approach to this type of trauma which is of relatively low occurrence in times of peace. In particular, two are the essential steps in the approach to such patients: the first involves a multi-specialist team and aims to solve the acute problem while the second falls more specifically within the competence of the maxillofacial surgeon since it relates both to functional and cosmetic rehabilitation of the trauma patients. The analysis of the presented cases also makes it possible to briefly review the issues related to the surgical techniques adopted over the past few years for the reconstruction of the skeletal bones and the soft tissues in the maxillofacial area.