Management of maxillofacial injuries in humans due to animal bites and mauling: A report of three cases

Niger Postgrad Med J. Oct-Dec 2015;22(4):241-4. doi: 10.4103/1117-1936.173981.


Animal attacks and bite injuries are common occurrences as the natural habitat of animals is diminishing due to human encroachment. Individuals injured in animal attacks present with different types of injuries. Urgent and effective management of these injuries would have a significant effect on the final outcome. Rabies is a fatal disease in humans, and, till date, only those that received vaccination before the onset of illness survived this disease. The goal of the case reports presented in the article was to document the injuries suffered in animal bite injuries and add to the literature on the management with minimal complications.