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CASE REPORT - TRAUMA
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 96-99

Reconstruction of a traumatically transected Stensen's duct using facial vein graft


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Panchkula, Haryana, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, B.R Ambedkar Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Patna, Bihar, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Qaseem Private Colleges, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Srimathy S Arora
Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College, Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.161095

PMID: 26389044

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Traumatic injuries to the lower third of the face can result in damage to various vital structures. We report a case of traumatically avulsed Stenson's duct and facial vein wherein the vein was used as a free graft to lengthen the duct. The paper highlights the need on how best to utilise the locally available and viable tissues as free grafts.


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