Case report

Mandibular fracture

Date: 2020

Place: 13th Asian Society of Conservation Medicine Virtual Conference

History

•Coconut-sized abscess on left mandible
•Asymmetric buccal margins
•Tongue ulceration
•Periodontitis
•Endodontitis
•Foul-smelling caseous material
•Malocclusion

Diagnostic results

•Radiography 70kVp, 10mAs
•Lateral and intraoral bisecting angle
•Soft tissue swelling
•Callus formation

 

Conclusion: Left sided comminuted fracture at the body of the mandible.

Unilateral mandibular fracture on left side → Malocclusion → Failure of 𝑀3 extrusion on right side → Impeded eruption of caudal molar on right side → Abnormal eruption of 𝑀5 on right side → Excessive molar abrasion on the left side → Compromised mechanical digestion of food → Anorexia → Malnutrition

Treatment

The animal was not a release candidate, and keeping the animal in captivity for a prolonged period nor permanently was not an option. Therefore, the authorities opted for euthanasia.