Head Injury by Bear Mauling: A Case Report
Journal of Surgery
Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014, Pages: 6-8
Received: Jul. 26, 2014; Accepted: Sep. 30, 2014; Published: Nov. 26, 2014
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Shadab Ali Baig, Dept. of Oral and maxillofacial surgery, SCB Govt. Dental college, Cuttack, Odisha
Swati Saraswata Acharya, Dept. of orthodontics, Institute of dental sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Satyabrata Patnaik, Dept. of Oral and maxillofacial surgery, Institute of dental sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Mohammad Akheel, Head & neck surgical oncology, Curie Manavata cancer centre, Consultant maxillofacial surgeon, Nasik, India
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Animal bites posses a great challenge for the surgeon to restore back what is normal. These attacks occur to be sudden and cause a life threatening injuries. They even cause facial disfigurement with distressing physical and psychological consequences. This manuscript reports a case of 65 year old man who was mauled by bear and also illustrates about the myths and management of head injury by bear attacks. Bear inflicted head injuries are rare and very few reported in literature. The wound was managed by a local scalp flap with restoration of esthetics.
Bear, Attack, Wounds, Head Injury
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Shadab Ali Baig, Swati Saraswata Acharya, Satyabrata Patnaik, Mohammad Akheel, Head Injury by Bear Mauling: A Case Report, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue: Craniofacial Surgery. Vol. 2, No. 6-1, 2014, pp. 6-8. doi: 10.11648/j.js.s.2014020601.12
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