Rare Fracture of Coronoid Process Along with Zygomatic Complex Fracture- A Case Report

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Kalyani Bhate
Deepak Kulkarni
S. N. Santhoshkumar
Kapil Kshirsagar
Vivek Pawar
Ajit Bhagwat

Abstract

Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are changing their presentations over the years, as the type of causative factors evolve. With advent of faster motorbikes and racing cars the RTAs with much greater impact are seen. The most commonly fractured facial bone is the mandible followed by maxilla, zygomatico-maxillary complex, orbital floor, naso-orbitoethamoidal complex, nasal and frontal. One of the important factors determining the success of treatment of midfacial fractures is early and correct diagnosis. Fractures of the coronoid process are uncommon and can easily be missed. The incidence of coronoid process fractures is 1% of all mandibular fractures analyzed. Moreover, the incidence of zygomatic fracture causing fracture of underlying coronoid process is extremely rare. Here we report a rare case of coronoid fracture accompanying zygomatic complex fracture, which was diagnosed solely due to clever 3D CT scan image interpretation.

Keywords:
Coronoid process fracture, zygomatic complex fracture, 3D computed tomography.

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Bhate, K., Kulkarni, D., Santhoshkumar, S. N., Kshirsagar, K., Pawar, V., & Bhagwat, A. (2016). Rare Fracture of Coronoid Process Along with Zygomatic Complex Fracture- A Case Report. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 7(3), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/IJMPCR/2016/25429
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