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Post-Traumatic Bilateral Superolateral Dislocation of Intact Mandibular Condyle with Symphysis Fracture Causing Typical Bird Facies Resembling TMJ Ankylosis and Asphyxia: An Unusual Case Report

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This article reports a unique case of superolateral dislocation having a posterior component also, causing severe mandibular retrognathia (bird face deformity) and airway compression (asphyxia). Contemporary literature was also reviewed extensively, and it was found that no such type of case has been reported until date. The article also reviews etiology, causative mechanism of injury, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment planning of superolateral dislocations.

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Sharma, A., Dubey, T., Laskar, S. et al. Post-Traumatic Bilateral Superolateral Dislocation of Intact Mandibular Condyle with Symphysis Fracture Causing Typical Bird Facies Resembling TMJ Ankylosis and Asphyxia: An Unusual Case Report. J. Maxillofac. Oral Surg. 21, 447–451 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-020-01430-y

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