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CASE REPORT - TRAUMA
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 369-372

Management of maxillofacial injuries sustained after a bear attack


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Regional Dental College, Guwahati, Assam, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Heema Hospital, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
4 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Heema Hospital, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed Imran
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Rajiv Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_169_18

PMID: 30693268

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There is a little available literature on injuries sustained due to bear attacks and their management. Bears are agile wild animals and injuries sustained after a bear attack have varying patterns. In general, such cases present to the emergency department with severe maxillofacial injuries with varying patterns, thereby limiting the use of common protocol for the management of such injuries. The aim of this article is to add to the current available literature on bear attacks, a present case of management of maxillofacial injury involving the orbit sustained after a bear attack.


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