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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019
Improve Patient Outcome with Early Diagnose Head Injury on Maxilofacial Trauma : Serial Case
Muhammad Syakuran | Abel Tasman Yuza  | Bilzardy Ferry Z
Abstract: Introduction: Studies have shown that facial fractures have a strong association with traumatic brain injury. Early diagnosis of these intracranial haemorrhage leads to prompt treatment which is essential to improve the outcome of these patients. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon should be able to suspect and diagnose head injury and also provide adequate initial management. Objective: To Prompt determination of head injury in these patients for improving patient survival and recovery Case Report: Two different emergency cases patients with maxillofacial trauma associated with CSF leak and Epidural Hematoma of head injuries patients. Discussion: Presence of head injuries in patients with maxillofacial trauma is a life-threatening condition. Prompt determination of head injury in these patients is crucial for improving patient survival and recovery. Hence, the need to know about the incidence of head injuries associated with maxillofacial trauma becomes an important aspect. Conclusion: Any patient with maxillofacial injury irrespective of whether it is associated with fractures or not, is always at a risk of traumatic brain injury. We should be able to suspect and diagnose head injury and also provide adequate initial management. Moreover all maxillofacial injury patients should then undergo neurosurgical observation and follow-up.
Keywords: maxilofacial trauma, head injury, life-theatening condition
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,
Pages: 978 - 983