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PURPOSE To assess the performance and potential clinical effects of combined 2-[fluorine 18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the axilla and brachial plexus in patients suspected of having local-regional breast cancer metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Upper-body FDG PET and axillary(More)
CCL2 plays a pivotal role in the recruitment of different immune cells to sites of inflammation and evidence indicates its involvement in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis. MS lesions are characterized by an inflammatory infiltrate, whose nature is controlled by chemokines and cytokines, and elevated expression of CCL2 has been found in acute and chronic(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the development of bone at different times during the period of mandibular lengthening by external distraction using Ilizarov's transosseous osteosynthesis technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen rabbits, 2 to 3 kg in weight, were used for this experiment. The left side of the mandible was exposed and a corticotomy was performed with(More)
We report 50 patients who had sinus lift operations between 1995 and 1999 using different grafting materials [autologous bone, heterologous bone, and hydroxyapatite]. The casenote were analysed clinically (intraoperative and postoperative results and complications), radiographically (amount of augmented bone 6 months postoperatively), and histologically(More)
Primary mandibular non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and soft tissues NHL of the maxillofacial are extremely rare representing a minimal percentage of the head and neck tumors. Two cases of bone and soft tissue maxillofacial NHL are reported. Clinical, radiological and pathological features are described and the therapeutic procedures are discussed accordingly.(More)
Maxillary constriction is a very common pathology with implications on dental occlusion, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, nasal breathing, and impairment on the smile and face esthetic.New techniques for expansion of the maxillary bones are particularly useful in relation to the new esthetic ideals of smile and face beauty.To achieve a bodily expansion(More)
Forty nine consecutive mastectomy patients were randomized to one of two groups. Twenty four patients had skin flaps created with the cold scalpel and twenty five with the electrocautery. The two groups were similar with respect to age, stage of disease, size of tumor, and weight. Cautery patients had significantly less operative blood loss when compared(More)
Various treatment strategies and techniques have been proposed to perform alveolar bone augmentation; most common are guided bone regeneration, split crest, and autologous bone grafting. All of these techniques are reported to possess bone regenerative properties of osteoinduction and osteoconduction in relation to regenerated bone survival. Split crest(More)
Various treatment strategies have been proposed to perform the aesthetic surgical correction of asymmetric deformities of the mandible. These techniques range from relatively simple to complex procedures including bimaxillary surgery associated with complex mandibular osteotomies. The authors describe a patient with grade III Goldenhar syndrome, treated by(More)
METHODS A new palatal distractor device for bodily movement of the maxillary bones after complete segmented Le Fort I osteotomy for 1-stage transversal distraction and tridimensional repositioning on 1 patient is presented. The new distractor has an intrinsic tridimensional rigidity also in the fixation system by self-locking miniplates and screws for(More)