Aims: To describe and analyze the characteristics of the patients affected by extended maxillofacial fractures.
Methods: A retrospective revision was done in cases of extended facial fractures that attended the unit of maxillofacial surgery of the Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad, Santiago de Chile in a period of three years. Information was obtained throughout digital clinical histories revision. The following data of the patients included: gender, age, ASA classification, diagnosis, associated lesions, intermaxillar fixation, evolution and complications. The analysis of the data was done through an excel table and statistic software. The bioethical committee of the current hospital accepted this study.
Results: During the period of the year 2007–2010, there were a total of 50 patients that attended the hospital; only 41 patients were included in this study. Epidemiological results and analysis between variables are shown in tables and graphs.
Conclusion: Panfacial trauma is a pathology with a difficult treatment and a high rate of complications; therefore it must be treated in a specialized trauma center.
Conflict of interest: None declared.