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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue1
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022281.4276
Published online: 14 March 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jan-Mar;28(1):4276-4279
Rosen TsolovORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital, Sv. Georgi, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Pathological mandibular fractures occur in regions with previously damaged bone structure due to different etiologies.
The purpose of the study is to present a retrospective review of patients with pathological mandibular fractures who passed through the Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of St. George University Hospital, Plovdiv, for the period 2005-2019 and to compare the results with published literature.
Material and methods: The study includes1328 patients with pathological fractures of the mandible with different etiology. Data were collected on age, gender, pre-existing bone damage and lesions, history of any interventions of the lower jaw and treatment approach.
Results: Patients with pathological mandibular fractures are 5,1% of all patients who passed through the clinic for this period. Two hundred of them are associated with benign or malignant bone tumors, 161 with osteomyelitis, 202 with other causes: third molar extraction, implant placement, osteonecrosis.
Conclusion: Pathological mandibular fractures have different etiologies. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition are challenging, and the treatment plan should be decided individually, according to the underlying disease.

Keywords: pathological fracture, mandible, lower jaw, osteomyelitis,

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Please cite this article as: Tsolov R. Pathological mandibular fractures: a retrospective study. J of IMAB. 2022 Jan-Mar;28(1):4276-4279. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022281.4276

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Rosen Tsolov, Department of Maxillo-facial and Oral surgery, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center; 66, Peshtersko Shose blvd., Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail: dr.rosentsolov@gmail.com

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Received: 31 May 2021
Published online: 14 March 2022

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