時間外救急に来院した小児口蓋部損傷の調査 Survey of palatal injuries in children brought to our emergency clinic during nights and weekends
To investigate social effects of the "disposable wooden chopsticks accident, " reported in July 1999, onchildren brought to the emergency room, we surveyed emergency visits during nights and weekends. Emphasiswas placed on palatal trauma in children. A 3-year period before and after the "disposable wooden chopsticksaccident" was surveyed.<BR>Of 4, 013 patients who visited our clinic for emergencies during night duty, 300 with trauma of soft tissues in theoral cavity were 6 years or younger, including 49 with trauma of the palate.<BR>The number of patients 6 years or younger with trauma of the palate increased by 3 times after the report of the "disposable wOoden chopsticks accident, " as compared with that before the accident. Most cases involved mildinjuries such as abrasions and shallow wounds.<BR>Our findings may have reflected changes in awareness of palatal trauma by both parents and medical staff.
日本口腔外科学会雑誌 52(1), 27-30, 2006-01-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons