University of Technology and Economy, Hungary
Title: Cosmetological aspects in the head & neck area related to agressions by sword
Biography: Robert Kesmarszky
Aim: To analyze the incidence and characteristics of cervocofacial traumas related to aggression by sword based on observations during ENT and head & neck surgical activity in a tropical area. Sources & Methods: The anamnestic data, physical examination and documentation were achieved during consultations and urgent calls to be analyzed retrospectively. Results: Admissions related to trauma of the head & neck area were frequent. Besides of the accidents it was related to the high number of aggressions and the fact that there was no maxillo-facial surgeon in the area. The number of aggressions by sword leading to wounds of the head & neck area was exceptionally high. Single, multiple, superficial and life threatening lesions were treated. All patients survived. Concerns about cicatrisation may lead to further plastic interventions. Conclusion: In some areas social factors, agressivity may lead to armed attacks. The head & neck represents a main target area. The arms are different but where swords are used in everyday activities like gardening, they are used frequently. ENT surgeons must be trained to deal with these lesions, respecting the cosmetological aspects as well. Further Aesthetic surgeries may be necessary.