Zygomatic maxillary complex fracture- A traumatic cause of trismus treated with coronoidotomy
Post traumatic restriction of mouth opening after fractured mandible or midface is a common complication. Though various conservative management are being practiced, treating the cause for the hindrance of mouth opening is very important for a sustained long term outcome. Here, we are reporting a case of zygomatic maxillary complex fracture with the chief complaint of reduced mouth opening. The patient was treated by intra-oral coronoidotomy. Mouth opening increased from 9 mm to 36.5mm. Hence coronoidotomy or coronoidectomy should be considered during management of trismus due to various reasons like Oral sub mucous fibrosis, coronoid hyperplasia and zygomatic ankylosis with the mandible.
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