A Rare Case with Bilateral Fracture of Condylar and Coronoid Processes of the Mandible including Symphysis
Author(s): Ganiga Channaiah Shivakumar*, Preeti Nair, Annette Bhambal, Rashmi Sathe, Palak Chaudhary, Vikalp Raghuvanshi, Akhil Trivedi, Priyanka Deshmukh
Fractures are common in the maxillofacial region of the human body because of the maximum exposure to trauma. The
trauma received can be due to road accidents, sports injuries, physical assault, etc. the nasal bone being the commonest site
prone to fractures followed by mandible. In mandible condyles are the commonly involved sites with fractures; others being
dent alveolar region, parasymphyseal area, angle, ramus, and the body of the mandible. Owing to its strategic location
depth and muscle coverage coronoid processes are spared. To ascertain the fracture site, dental radiology plays a great role.
Currently, besides the conventional extraoral radiography, advanced modalities like Cone Beam Computed Tomography
(CBCT), Computed Tomography (CT) are preferred for an improved fracture diagnosis and management. We report a case
of a young female who received multiple maxillofacial fractures, after meeting with a tragic road accident.