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Article
October 1982

Clinical and Radiographic Interpretation of Facial Fractures,

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(10):676. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790580070026

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Abstract

This book is well organized, concisely written, and nicely illustrated. The authors (a radiologist and two oral surgeons) have directed their work toward "emergency room personnel, medical and dental students, residents, and practitioners in all disciplines dealing with the traumatized patient." Certainly, some of these persons will find the book informative. However, practitioners who are well trained in the treatment of facial fractures will find little information to improve their skills.

The first several chapters deal with physical examination, radiographic evaluation, normal anatomy, and clinical signs and symptoms. The remaining chapters deal with specific types of fractures. For each fracture type, there is a definition, a list of clinical features, and a discussion of treatment. The treatment sections are brief and are not illustrated.

A major omission is the lack of a chapter on frontal sinus fractures. Consideration of temporal bone fractures is sketchy, with no mention of possible associated

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