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en 10.5812/atr.37157 Donkey Bite Leading to a Catastrophic Outcome: Bilateral Visual Loss Donkey Bite Leading to a Catastrophic Outcome: Bilateral Visual Loss case-report case-report

In this report we present a case of severe facial injury due to a donkey bite. Immediate repair with surgical flaps was performed. No significant complication was observed at the time of surgery or during follow up and the result was acceptable. Animal bites are relatively frequent and most often are done by dogs. Besides dogs, other animals such as cats, horses and donkeys may be responsible for this type of injuries. Although donkey bites to the facial area are very rare, they can cause severe and life-threatening injuries. Early management of facial injuries caused by animal bites is acceptable nowadays and guarantees satisfactory outcome.

In this report we present a case of severe facial injury due to a donkey bite. Immediate repair with surgical flaps was performed. No significant complication was observed at the time of surgery or during follow up and the result was acceptable. Animal bites are relatively frequent and most often are done by dogs. Besides dogs, other animals such as cats, horses and donkeys may be responsible for this type of injuries. Although donkey bites to the facial area are very rare, they can cause severe and life-threatening injuries. Early management of facial injuries caused by animal bites is acceptable nowadays and guarantees satisfactory outcome.

Donkey Bite;Facial Laceration;Primary Repair Donkey Bite;Facial Laceration;Primary Repair http://www.archtrauma.com/index.php?page=article&article_id=37157 Mansooreh Jamshidian Tehrani Mansooreh Jamshidian Tehrani Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Shahbaz Nekoozadeh Shahbaz Nekoozadeh Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Mohammad Soleimani Mohammad Soleimani Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Seyed Ali Tabatabaei Seyed Ali Tabatabaei Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-9121096496 Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran; Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran. Tel: +98-9121096496 Bahram Eshraghi Bahram Eshraghi Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran Ophtalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran