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A Rare Case of Hyoid Bone Fracture Concomitant with a Comminuted Mandibular Fracture

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Abstract

The hyoid bone fracture secondary to trauma other than strangulation is a rare event, regarding the literature. Hereby, we presented a rare and interesting case of hyoid bone fracture associated with comminuted mandibular fracture following falling-down in a 13-year-old girl. The importance of timely diagnosis and proper treatment plan would be discussed, as well. The maxillofacial surgeon should be aware of the possibility of a hyoid bone fracture in patients who have suffered maxillofacial trauma. Potentially fatal respiratory complications can develop rapidly unless proper care is given to such injuries.

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The authors appreciate the continued support of the research counselor of Mashhad University of medical sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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Correspondence to Sahand Samieirad.

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Samieirad, S., Sharifi Rayeni, A. & Tohidi, E. A Rare Case of Hyoid Bone Fracture Concomitant with a Comminuted Mandibular Fracture. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 19, 40–43 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-019-01219-8

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Keywords

  • Hyoid bone fracture
  • Mandibular fracture
  • Maxillofacial trauma