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Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(3): 246-250 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.75688

Predominant Causes and Types of Orofacial Injury in Children Attending Emergency Department

Gamze Aren1, Elif Sepet1, Arzu Pınar Erdem1, Ceren Güney Tolgay1, Sinem Kuru1, Cemalettin Ertekin2, Recep Güloğlu2, Acar Aren3
1Istanbul University Faculty Of Dentistry
2Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty Of Medicine
3Istanbul Education And Research Hospital

Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine the type and cause of traumatic orofacial injuries in children up to 18 years of age.
Methods: This retrospective study involved data collected from 12055 patient that applied to Istanbul University, Medical Faculty, Department of Emergency in 2011.The patients data were evaluated with regard to age, gender, etiologic factor of the trauma, type and localization of the injury and time interval between injury and treatment.
Results: A total of 1296 children in 12055 patients with orofacial trauma were evaluated.Trauma incidence was higher in boys (65%). The major etiologic factor of injury was falls (56%) and primary localization was in frontal region (41%).The most frequent types of injury were laceration (30,1%) and hematoma (18,6%).4% of the injuries were found in orodental region including lips, teeth, tongue and oral mucosa of the mouth.38% of the patients applied to emergency department between 30-60 minutes after the injury and 68% were sent home with symptomatic treatment.
Conclusion: Considering the high percentage of orofacial traumas, effective education is necessary regarding the appropriate diagnostic approach, emergency management and prevention of traumatic dental injuries.

Keywords: orofacial trauma, tooth, child

Gamze Aren, Elif Sepet, Arzu Pınar Erdem, Ceren Güney Tolgay, Sinem Kuru, Cemalettin Ertekin, Recep Güloğlu, Acar Aren. Predominant Causes and Types of Orofacial Injury in Children Attending Emergency Department. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(3): 246-250

Sorumlu Yazar: Gamze Aren, Türkiye
Makale Dili: İngilizce