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Traumatic hemifacial avulsion and degloving injury: a case report

Show simple item record Simbila, Alphonce Nsabi Laizer, Paulo Joseph Waihenya, William Njoroge Deoglas, David Kiwango Mwashilemo, Audrey Bernard Kiwale, Dorah Jonathan 2022-05-06T11:06:12Z 2022-05-06T11:06:12Z 2022-02-23
dc.identifier.citation Alphonce Nsabi Simbila et al. Traumatic hemifacial avulsion and degloving injury: a case report. Pan African Medical Journal. 2022;41(158). 10.11604/pamj.2022.41.158.32802 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1937-8688
dc.description.abstract Gross maxillofacial injuries are challenging to manage because they can be complicated by airway obstruction, injuries to the cervical spine, and cranial structures. Deformities from such injuries have lasting psychological effects which if not addressed can be devastating. We present a 21-year-old male motorcyclist who was involved in a motor traffic collision and sustained avulsion and degloving of the forehead skin, left eyebrow, left upper and lower eyelids, the nose, the left cheek and part of the right cheek, upper and lower lips, and the skin overlying the chin. His airway was compromised; hence rapid sequence intubation was done to secure it. Thereafter single-stage primary reconstruction and repair were done. A multidisciplinary team approach involving different specialties yielded good outcomes for this patient's condition. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pan African Medical Journal en_US
dc.subject Face en_US
dc.subject degloving en_US
dc.subject avulsion en_US
dc.subject maxillofacial injury en_US
dc.subject case report en_US
dc.title Traumatic hemifacial avulsion and degloving injury: a case report en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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