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Diaz J.C.Q.,Hospital Ciro Redondo | Zwiad A.A.,University Thamar | Gonzalez R.P.,Hospital Clinicoquirurgico Joaquin Albarran | Lazo S.L.,Medicina Intensiva y Emergencias | Marquez H.M.,Hospital Fructuoso Rodriguez
Revista Cubana de Cirugia | Year: 2011

This is the case of a girl fell from some meters height and had a fracture of left femur and in the left side of mandibular body. As treatment we used an acrylic and circummandibular wires to reduce the mandible fracture; the femur's fracture was reduced by open method using plates and screws. A few weeks later splint was removed. A clinical and radiographic follow-up was made over three months, confirming an excellent course, bone consolidation and occlusion. Results showed the usefulness of this method of fracture's fixation mainly because it is not much aggressive for children avoiding in this way many complications. Source


Pena Marrero L.,Complejo Cientifico Ortopedico Internacional Frank Pais | Mohammad Hassan H.,University Thamar | Lopez Diaz H.,Complejo Cientifico Ortopedico Internacional Frank Pais | Al-Dhubiani M.,Hospital Militar Central Sanna | And 2 more authors.
Revista Cubana de Ortopedia y Traumatologia | Year: 2013

Tumors of the fibula constitute a mere 2.5 % of the primary tumors of bone, and only one third of them are benign. Giant-cell tumors are a benign lesion, but their behavior may be locally aggressive. This case presentation is aimed at describing the successful treatment of a giant-cell tumor. A 30-year-old male patient with an imaging and histological diagnosis of a giant-cell tumor of the proximal end of the fibula presents with compressive common peroneal nerve palsy. En bloc resection of the proximal end of the fibula and release of the peroneal nerve were performed. The tumor was large. Though there was no infiltration into the neighboring soft tissues, cortical rupture had already occurred. Thus, the tumor was classified as grade III. After two months of rehabilitation, mobility and stability of the knee were normal. Nerve function was recovered 5 months after surgery. At 15 months there were no clinical or imaging signs of tumor recurrence. Grade III classification and location were the two criteria leading to the choice of en bloc resection. This surgical technique enables extraction of the tumor without excessive traction tension on the common peroneal nerve. The patient has fully reintegrated to his work and personal life. Source


Diaz J.C.Q.,Hospital General Ciro Redondo Garcia | Zwiad A.A.,University Thamar | Gonzalez R.P.,Hospital Universitario Clinicoquirurgico Joaquin Albarran | Marquez H.M.,Hospital Ortopedico Fructuoso Rodriguez | Giralt M.Q.,Clinica Docente de Artemisa
Revista Cubana de Cirugia | Year: 2012

Introduction: the maxillofacial fractures account for more than the 50 % of the total of fractures and often are associated with other fractures of the human body.Objectives: to study the behavior of these lesions in patients from the Maabar's University Hospital of the Thamar's University (Yemen), to determine its relation to age, sex, etiology and location and to compare it with the results of other studies conducted in Cuba and other countries.Methods: a retrospective, descriptive and statistic study was conducted on the maxillofacial fractures seen by the Cuban professor brigade in this hospital between 2006 and 2009. The study variables were: sex, age, cause of the fracture and involved region, as well as the type of fracture and associated traumata.Results: the male sex was more involved that the female one. The road accidents were the commonest cause (more than the 50 % of cases). The nose fracture was the more frequent and in more than of 150 cases there were associated traumata much of them very severe including skull fracture, of extremities and soft tissue wounds.Conclusions: the results confirm that the male sex is the more involved one and that the road accidents are the leading cause of face fractures. The nose fracture is the more frequent of all that of facial bones (more than 50 % of cases), but others register the mandible or the zygomatic region as the more frequent involved zone. The mandibular fractures were impressive in children, something not frequent in Cuba. © 2012 2002, Editorial Ciencias Médicas. Source

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