Title:
Long-term complications after facial trauma: literature review
Authors:
K. Verbruggen and S. Halewyck
Institutions:
UZ Jette VUB
Keywords:
Trauma; complication; follow-up; wound healing; sinusitis
Pages:
47 - 58
Abstract:
Long-term complications after facial trauma: literature review. Problems/objectives: In facial trauma medicine, many articles deal with necessary treatment in an acute setting to achieve the best possible functional and aesthetic outcome for the patient. It is difficult, if not impossible, to ensure long-term follow-up with these patients. Often the long-term outcome is not reported and, if so, most data are retrospective. The goal of this article is to present an overview of known data concerning complications after the initial healing processes are completed. Methodology: Literature review Results: An overview of complications is presented and discussed. Comparison of results is not possible due to the large number of factors influencing outcome (age, multiple injuries, severity of trauma, etc.). Post-trauma complications are inevitable, but it is agreed that, in any case, the initial treatment of trauma is important in determining optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes. Close collaboration between different specialisms is essential to achieve good patient management, control and follow-up. Conclusions: Long-term post-trauma complications are inevitable, but it is important to be aware of these complications so as to provide the best possible treatment.
Issue:
Suppl. 26.2, 2016


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Long-term complications after facial trauma: literature review