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Radiological diagnosis of mandibular fracture
  1. Piraya Begum1,
  2. Steve Jones2
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL
  2. 1Medical Student
  3. 2Research Fellow
  1. Kevin Mackway-Jones, Consultant (e-mail: kmackway{at}

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Report by Piraya Begum; Search checked by Steve Jones

Clinical scenario

A 24 year old man presents to the emergency department on Saturday night with injuries to his lower jaw. He has been involved in a fight. On examination there is extensive bruising to the left side of the face and chin. The patient is unable to open his mouth …

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