Maxillofacial trauma with emphasis on soft-tissue injuries in Malaysia

H. M. Hussaini, N. A. Rahman, R. A. Rahman, G. M. Nor, S. M. AI Idrus, Roszalina Ramli

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Abstract

Soft-tissue injuries with or without facial bone involvement are the most common presentation following maxillofacial trauma. The objective of this study was to look at the distribution, pattern and type of soft-tissue injury in relation to aetiology. Records of patients over a period of 5 years (1998-2002), who sustained maxillofacial injuries and were treated at Kajang Hospital, a secondary referral hospital, were reviewed. Out of 313 patients with maxillofacial injuries, 295 patients sustained soft-tissue injuries. Males (79%) between 21 and 30 years old (34%) were the majority of patients. Road-traffic accident was the main cause of soft-tissue injuries (75%) with motorcycle accident being the most frequent (40%). The upper lips (23%) and the lower lips (18%) were the most common extraoral site involved, while the labial mucosa and sulcular areas, both accounting for 21%, were the most common intraoral sites. Stringent road-traffic regulations should be practiced in developing countries, as morbidity arising from road-traffic accidents poses a national economic and social problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-801
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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Soft Tissue Injuries
Malaysia
Lip
Maxillofacial Injuries
Traffic Accidents
Wounds and Injuries
Secondary Care Centers
Facial Bones
Motorcycles
Social Problems
Developing Countries
Accidents
Mucous Membrane
Economics
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • maxillofacial trauma
  • road-traffic accident
  • soft-tissue injuries

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  • Dentistry(all)
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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Maxillofacial trauma with emphasis on soft-tissue injuries in Malaysia. / Hussaini, H. M.; Rahman, N. A.; Rahman, R. A.; Nor, G. M.; AI Idrus, S. M.; Ramli, Roszalina.

In: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Vol. 36, No. 9, 09.2007, p. 797-801.

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Hussaini, H. M. ; Rahman, N. A. ; Rahman, R. A. ; Nor, G. M. ; AI Idrus, S. M. ; Ramli, Roszalina. / Maxillofacial trauma with emphasis on soft-tissue injuries in Malaysia. In: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2007 ; Vol. 36, No. 9. pp. 797-801.
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