Ear Nose Throat J. 2007 Apr;86(4):200
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Bones of the craniofacial region are frequently broken, traumatically or iatrogenically. Whereas traumatic fractures can be readily identified clinically and radiologically, they can represent a diagnostic challenge histologically. A short discussion about the histologic evolution of traumatic fractures will help a pathologist know what to expect histologically, based on the time frames of development. The repair process follows a predictable histologic evolution of five distinct phases: culatory, cellular, vascular, metabolic, and mechanical.
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