Illustrative CasesInfant Mandibular Fractures Are You Considering Child Abuse?Schlievert, Randall MDAuthor Information Department of Pediatrics, Child Abuse Program, Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Randall Schlievert, MD, Mercy Children's Hospital, 2213 Cherry Street, Toledo, OH 43608. Email: [email protected]. Pediatric Emergency Care: March 2006 - Volume 22 - Issue 3 - p 181-183 doi: 10.1097/01.pec.0000203818.17292.eb Buy Metrics Abstract Mandibular fractures in infants are rare and difficult to detect. Causes include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and physical abuse. Historical, physical, and imaging aids to diagnose mandibular fractures and to differentiate abuse from accident are discussed. Three-dimensional computed tomographic scans are the preferred method of imaging. In addition, a thorough workup for physical abuse is needed. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.