Edition V04N02 | Year 2018 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 38 to 44
Introduction: Face traumas represent the majority of patients in Bucomaxillofacial Surgery services. Methods: This is a retrospective quantitative study based on the medical records of patients treated at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service of a public hospital between December 2013 and December 2014. Results: 201 surgical procedures were performed; the majority in males; aged between 19 and 35 years; from the Grande Vitória region (Espírito Santo, Brazil); they remained hospitalized for one day; fracture was the main etiology and the months of July, August and September were the most prevalent ones. In the medical records of the victims of fracture, accidents with motor vehicles was the main etiology; the most prevalent months were April, May and June; mostly men; aged 36 to 59 years; the jaw was the most affected bone. Conclusion: the main etiology of the surgeries was fracture; in male patients; aged 19 to 35 years; from the Metropolitan Region of Grande Vitória, in the months of July, August and September; with one day of hospitalization. In patients who were victims of fracture, the main etiology was motor vehicle accidents; the most affected bone was the mandible; mainly men; aged 36 to 59 years; the most prevalent months were April, May and June.
Botacin WG, Nakasome LF, Coser RC, Cancado RP. Epidemiology of OMFS surgical procedures of a public hospital. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 May-Aug;4(2):38-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.4.2.038-044.oar