Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
versión impresa ISSN 1983-5175
BORGHESE, Bruna; CALDERONI, Davi Reis y PASSERI, Luis Augusto. Retrospective analysis of the approach to nasal fractures at Unicamp Clinical Hospital. Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.4, pp. 608-612. ISSN 1983-5175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-51752011000400012.
INTRODUCTION: Nasal fractures are common injuries, frequently considered to be minor. Nevertheless, they may cause significant damage, from both a functional and aesthetic perspective. METHODS: Medical records of 144 patients admitted for nasal fracture treatment between February 2002 and October 2008 to the Plastic Surgery Area of the Unicamp Clinical Hospital were analyzed. RESULTS: Patients were predominantly male (75.7%), with a male to female ratio of 3.1:1. The most number of cases was observed in 21 to 30 year olds, and the majority of fractures (31.8%) were caused by physical aggression. Closed reductions were performed on all patients under local and topical anesthesia after an average of 8 days. Among the studied patients, 31 experienced residual deformity. CONCLUSIONS: Patients typically affected by nasal fractures are young male adults. Closed reduction surgical treatment yields acceptable results, with correct injury evaluation and treatment timing.
Palabras llave : Nose [surgery]; Nasal bone [injuries]; Facial injuries.