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Management and outcome of condylar fractures in children and adolescents: a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23063399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive review of all kinds of case reports and clinical studies focusing on management and outcome of mandibular condylar fractures (CFs) in children and adolescents.
STUDY DESIGN: A PubMed search of the international literature was done, completed by an additional hand search based on the available references of the publications found.
RESULTS: In total, 73 articles were included in this review: 7 case reports and 2 retrospective clinical studies regarding surgical management, 1 publication with case reports, 1 prospective and 3 retrospective clinical studies comparing operative and conservative treatment, 20 publications with case reports, and 35 retrospective and 4 prospective clinical studies dealing with conservative management of CFs in children and adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite frequently encountered radiologic abnormalities, conservative management of CFs in children usually yields satisfactory to excellent clinical results. However, in adolescents the outcome is often reported to be less favorable. Good prospective randomized multicenter studies would clarify from which age on patients could probably benefit from operative treatment.
Authors:
Emanuel Bruckmoser; Gerhard Undt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology     Volume:  114     ISSN:  2212-4411     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576782     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S86-S106     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Specialist Registrar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Danube General Hospital, Vienna, Austria. emanuel.bruckmoser@wienkav.at
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