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BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to describe the surgical technique, indications, advantages, and possible complications of the buccal fat pad flap and to report our clinical experience with this flap for intraoral reconstruction after tumor removal. METHODS The flap has been used to reconstruct oral defects after tumor resection in 32 patients, who(More)
Fibromyalgia is a painful syndrome of non-articular origin, predominantly involving muscles, and the commonest cause of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain. The diversity of therapeutic programs for patients with fibromyalgia reflects both the lack of a known pathophysiology for this disorder and the low efficacy of the current therapies. We studied the(More)
Resection of carcinoma of the oral cavity and oropharynx requires adequate exposure. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the approach employed (mandibular lingual releasing approach) for resection of some oral cavity or oropharyngeal carcinomas and to point out the indications, advantages, complications, and refinements of this technique. The(More)
A retrospective clinical review was done on 54 revision hip patients. Radiological analysis examined the Gross and AAOS classifications, stem position, cement mantles, allograft and evolution (subsidence, resorption and remodelling). The Harris Hip score was used for clinical assessment. We used bone bank allograft and a polished non-collared stem LD. The(More)
Although the oral mucosa is often the site of entry of actinomyces into the deeper tissues, actinomycosis in the oral mucosa is extremely rare. Actinomycotic lesions are usually described as either single or multiple abscesses or indurated masses with hard fibrous walls and soft central loculations. Actinomyces israelii is the principal cause of human(More)
, and greater tissue consumption of oxygen. Although we recorded raised concentration of methylmethacrylate monomer in venous blood after the cement was inserted, there is no evidence that the monomer is responsible for the haemodynamic changes which take place. et de la saturation veineuse mixte de O2; une consommation supérieure de O2 tissulaire. Même si(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze our experience in the treatment of trapeziometacarpal (TMC) osteoarthritis with a cemented surface replacement arthroplasty. METHODS We did a retrospective study of 19 patients with 20 hands operated on with this technique, with a follow-up evaluation of 33 months. We analyzed the preoperative stage, the(More)
Malignant myoepitheliomas (myoepithelial carcinomas) are uncommon, and we know of only 29 reported cases. We present a new case together with its clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features. The tumour was located in the inferior vestibular sulcus of a 64-year-old woman. She was treated by wide local resection. Malignant myoepitheliomas are(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical importance of the RA "shared epitope" (SE) as a prognostic marker of radiological severity and extension of the disease to large joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Eighty-two patients who met the American College of Rheumatology criteria for RA with a disease duration < 2 years at presentation(More)