J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 24, Number 4, December 2018
|Page(s)||153 - 156|
|Section||Article original / Original article|
|Published online||17 December 2018|
Labial lesions by human bite
Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery at Blaise COMPAORE University Hospital Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
2 Department of Stomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Yalgado OUEDRAOGO University Hospital Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
3 Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery at the Souro SANOU University Hospital Center, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
* Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 June 2018
Introduction: A bite from another human is an unusual cause of maxillo-facial traumatology. Our objective was to describe the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of labial lesions caused by this kind of bite. Patients and methods: A descriptive prospective study was carried out at the University hospitals of Yalgado OUEDRAOGO and Blaise COMPAORE in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso between June 2012 and May 2017. Results: We collected a sample of 28 patients with an average age of 32.5 years. The sex ratio was about 0.3. All the bites had been inflicted by women. The victims generally came from an underprivileged socioprofessional background. The bite had occurred during a brawl in 26 patients (92.9% cases) and in some context of aggression among 2 patients. The lesions were located on the lower lip among 21 patients, the upper lip among 4 patients, and along the commissure among 3 patients and resulted in a loss of tissue among 23 patients (82.1%). The treatment was surgical in nature, using trimming and labialization with satisfactory results in all cases. Conclusion: The circumstances surrounding the bites are not always clear and the lesions are almost always serious and require delicate treatment.
Key words: labial lesions / human bite / epidemiology / clinic / treatment
© The authors, 2018
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