Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2006
Pediatric Facial Fractures: Seek and You Shall Find
Presented in 2006
Certificate of Merit
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Andrea Rubio Alcala-Galiano MD, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
Ignacio Javier Arribas Garcia MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Manuel Angel Martin Perez MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Ana Belen Laguna Delgado MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Amaya Hilario Barrio MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Lain Ibaņez Sanz MD, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
The purpose of this exhibit is:
1. To describe the principal location of facial fractures in pediatric patients and their radiologic appearance.
2. To learn the optimal methods for detection of these fractures in children.
3. To describe our experience in this field in the last 9 years: main mechanisms of trauma and epidemiologic distribution.
1. Main mechanisms of trauma
2. Epidemiology: patient age and sex distribution
3. Principal fracture locations
4. Discussion of optimal imaging work-up in children, with emphasis on the important role of CT:
4a. Challenging facial radiograph interpretation
4b. Frequent need for CT
5. Review of radiologic findings:
5a. Facial radiographs
6. Sample cases
The major teaching points of this exhibit are:
1.Facial fractures in children have special characteristics and require subject-specific knowledge for correct diagnosis.
2.Interpretation of facial radiographs is difficult and CT is required in many cases.
3.The most common were nasal fractures, succeeded by mandibular and orbital fractures.
4.The main causes were accidental falls followed by aggressions, motor-vehicle crashes and sport accidents. Sex ratio was 1.7:1 (male/female).
Arribas Garcia, I,
Martin Perez, M,
Hilario Barrio, A,
Ibaņez Sanz, L,
Pediatric Facial Fractures: Seek and You Shall Find. Radiological Society of North America 2006 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 - December 1, 2006 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2006/4429583.html