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
Views 2908 Downloads 108
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
Follow on us
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
To cite this article
Shadab Ali Baig,
Swati Saraswata Acharya,
Head Injury by Bear Mauling: A Case Report, Journal of Surgery. Special Issue:Craniofacial Surgery.
Vol. 2, No. 6-1,
2014, pp. 6-8.
Timothy Floyd. Bear inflicted human injury and fatality. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 1999;10:75-87
Herrero S. Bear attacks: their causes and avoidance. New revised edition. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd; 2003.
Middaugh JP. Human injury from bear attacks in Alaska, 1900–1985. Alaska Med. 1987;29(4):121–126. [PubMed]
Thommasen HV, Shelton G, Trites AW. Bear maulings in British Columbia. BC Med J. 1994;36:745–748.
French SP. Bear attacks.In:Auerbach PS, ed. Management of Wilderness and Environmental Emergencies. St. Louis, MO:CV Mosby Co; 1994:974-981
Taylor M, Elkin B, Maier N, Bradley M. Observation of a polar bear with rabies. J Wildl Dis. 1991;27:337-339
Floyd T, Manville J. Injuries associated with three wheeled, all terrain vehicles in Alaska, 1983 and 1984, JAMA. 1986; 225:2454-2458
Goldstein EJ, Citron DM, Wield B, Blachman U, Sutter VL, Miller TA, Finegold SM. Bacteriology of human and animal bite wounds. J Clin Microbiol. 1978;8(6):667–672. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
Griego RD, Rosen T, Orengo IF, Wolf JE. Dog, cat, and human bites: a review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1995;33(6):1019–1029. doi: 10.1016/0190-9622(95)90296-1. [PubMed] [Cross Ref]
Beumer J, Curtis TA, Marunick MT. Maxillofacial rehabilitation: prosthodontic and surgical consideration. 2. St. Louis: Ishiyaku Euroamerica; 1996. pp. 377–79