Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of with animal bites?

Updated: Oct 24, 2018
  • Author: Suzanne K Doud Galli, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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See the list below:

  • Injuries to the head and neck region can be especially complex.

  • Involvement of vital structures may require consultation with a head and neck surgeon.

  • Because of cosmesis issues, consultation with a facial plastic surgeon may be required to ensure proper closure of a complex bite, to a repair fracture, or for reconstruction.


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