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Epidemiology of Craniofacial/Skull Base Fractures

  • Nicolas Hardt
  • Peter Kessler
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Abstract

The human face is the first focus of human interaction and a source of man’s fascination. In many ways, the face represents identity and personality of a human being. Ironically, the face and head are prone to frequent injuries. According to statistical analyses, injuries in general account for about 9% of the world’s deaths and 12% of the world’s burden of disease by the year 2000 (Devadiga and Prasad 2007). More than 90% of the world’s deaths from injuries occur in developing economies or economies in transition (Peden and Sminkey 2000).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinic of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryLuzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Clinic of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryMaastricht University Medical CenterMaastrichtNetherlands

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