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Horizontal fracture of anterior mandible
  1. Anuj Jain1,
  2. Anshul Rai2 and
  3. Surendra Yadav3
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhopal, India
  2. 2Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhopal, India
  3. 3CTVS, BMHRC, Bhopal, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anshul Rai; anshulrai007{at}


A 33-year-old male patient reported to us with the history of assault. The patient was cooperative and oriented, with no sign of head injury. He was assaulted with an axe over the mandible. The patient is having posteroanterior view radiographs of the mandible suggesting isolated horizontal fracture of the anterior mandible. Under general anaesthesia, this unusual fracture was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with a three-dimensional plate and miniplates. The case was managed successfully without any postoperative complications.

  • dentistry and oral medicine
  • oral and maxillofacial surgery

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  • Contributors AR and AJ operated on the case. AR, AJ and SY helped in writing the manuscript. SY helped in critical analysis of the case.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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