COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details.,, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 565

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 184

Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology

An assessment of cervical spine injury associated with maxillofacial trauma: A retrospective study of 3 years

Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

Author Details : Kundan Shah, Anand Mangalgi, Neelam Singh, Sudha Halkai, Supriya Patil

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 70-73

Suggest article by email


Introduction: The incidence of cervical spine injuries associated with facial fractures varies from etiology to etiology. There is general concept that immediate management of cervical spine injuries is necessary to prevent further neurologic complications. However, disagreement exists as to the actual incidence of cervical spinal trauma in conjunction with various facial fracture patterns. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of cervical spine injury associated with various types of facial fractures at our institution.
Materials and Method: A retrospective study was conducted at our institution of cranio maxillofacial fracture patients presenting from January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2017.
Results:The data from this 3-year time period revealed a total of 62 patients with cervical spine injuries out of 456 patients presenting with cranio maxillofacial fractures. The overall incidence of cervical spine injury was 13.59 percent. Of these patients, 18 had isolated upper third facial or skull fractures, whereas isolated middle third facial fractures were seen in 148 patients and isolated lower third facial fractures were present in 251 patients. Combined facial fracture patterns, involving two or more facial thirds, accounted for39 patients.
Conclusions: The relationship between cervical spinal injuries and cranio maxillofacial trauma has been better defined as it relates to a regional trauma registry. The implications as related to the trauma assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of these injuries are reviewed.

Keywords: Maxillofacial injuries, Incidence, Cervical spine injury

Doi : 10.18231/2395-6194.2018.0018

How to cite : Shah K, Mangalgi A, Singh N, Halkai S, Patil S, An assessment of cervical spine injury associated with maxillofacial trauma: A retrospective study of 3 years. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2018;4(2):70-73

Copyright © 2018 by author(s) and J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (