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1Introduction

Introduction

General considerations about variety and special treatment guides for gunshot injuries are not explained in this section.

In the following we focus on the use of computer assisted surgery to treat gunshot injuries of the facial skeleton.

Gunshot injuries of the facial skeleton often involve multiple functional areas. In the case used to illustrate the principles of the computer assisted surgery, a self-inflicted gunshot caused a complex panfacial fracture with loss of the left globe. The projectile entered submentally and stopped subcutaneously over the left frontal bone as seen in the 3D-CT scan. In the clinical picture, an instrument is inserted into the bullet channel.