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Otorinolaringologia 2020 December;70(4):149-51

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.20.02275-4

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Unilateral bifocal mandibular fracture: a challenging entity

Camilla DOSIO, Matteo BRUCOLI, Paolo BOFFANO , Arnaldo BENECH

Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy



Mandibular fractures are frequent, and it is common to observe multiple mandibular fractures. Bifocal bilateral fractures are usually diagnosed because of the trauma dynamics and mandibular anatomy. Instead, bifocal unilateral fractures are a rare entity, thus presenting a free mandibular segment without anterior and posterior support. The aim of this article is to present and discuss the characteristics and surgical management of a bifocal unilateral mandibular fracture.


KEY WORDS: Mandibular fractures; Mandible; Fractures, multiple

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