Case Report

Panfacial fractures management, a report of surgical treatment sequence in three cases


Multiple facial fractures, which involve the upper, middle, and lower thirds of the face, are called Panfacial fractures, and their management is one of the biggest challenges in the field of maxillofacial surgery. The proximity of maxillofacial skeleton to important sensory or vital structures such as the visual, olfactory, masticatory and respiratory systems and intracranial components in addition to negative effects on esthetic aspects of the face have doubled the intricacy. Small or thin fractured segments that are difficult to find and stabilize make management of pan facial fractures different from anywhere else in the body. One major challenge is to find the best pattern and sequence of treatment. There are different concepts, depending on the surgeon's experience and the pattern of fracture. This study reports three patients with the diagnosis of pan facial fractures. A 54-year-old woman, an 18-year-old and a 14-year-old man that were all victims of road traffic injuries (MVA). Conventional open reduction and internal fixation methods have been used and favorable results have been obtained in follow-up periods.
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IssueVol 10, No 1 (Winter 2023) QRcode
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pan facial fracture midface fracture maxillofacial trauma

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Momeni Rouchi M, Nezaminia S, Hajiani N. Panfacial fractures management, a report of surgical treatment sequence in three cases. J Craniomaxillofac Res. 2023;10(1):36-45.