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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2016, 4(6), 100-102
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-4-6-2
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Facial Trauma Caused By Captive Ostrich Attack Surgically Managed With Iliac Bone Graft– Case Report

Bruna da Fonseca Wastner1, , William Phillip Pereira da Silva1, Roberta Targa Stramandinoli-Zanicotti1 and José LuisDissenha1, 2

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, ErastoGaertner Hospital, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital and Maternity of São José dos Pinhais/, São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Brazil

Pub. Date: January 11, 2017

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Bruna da Fonseca Wastner, William Phillip Pereira da Silva, Roberta Targa Stramandinoli-Zanicotti and José LuisDissenha. Facial Trauma Caused By Captive Ostrich Attack Surgically Managed With Iliac Bone Graft– Case Report. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2016; 4(6):100-102. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-4-6-2


Human injuries caused by ostriches are rare and there are few cases on the literature. This species of animal may show aggressive behaviour related to territoriality and may even attack potential predators. The main purpose of this paper is to report a case of a patient who suffered an attack by a domestic ostrich causing severe facial injuries, treated with surgery. The patient is in follow up and no permanent damage is reported.

ostrich trauma face fracture animal attack

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