Belmiro Cavalcanti do Egito Vasconcelos

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PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of maxillary radiographic image findings in predicting nerve lesions in third molar surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 260 third molars were assessed prior to surgical removal by means of panoramic radiography in the sample of 153 patients (73.8% female). The tooth root(More)
INTRODUCTION Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation is defined as an excessive forward movement of the condyle beyond the articular eminence, with complete separation of the articular surfaces and fixation in that position. OBJECTIVES To report ten cases treated by eminectomy for chronic mandibular dislocations, to evaluate the results of these(More)
PURPOSE Postoperative variables such as pain, swelling, and trismus after surgery of the impacted lower third molars are the main concerns of dental clinicians and surgeons. Many authors claim that the use of a drain could help control these variables. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of the use of a tube drain in impacted lower third(More)
Dislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) represents 3% of all reported dislocated joints. Traditionally, dislocation of the TMJ occurs when the mandibular condyle is displaced anteriorly beyond the articular eminence. Traumatic dislocation of the condyle into the middle cranial fossa is well defined in the literature, but posterior dislocation(More)
OBJECTIVES Various different methods of intubation are suitable for facial trauma cases. A choice often has to be made between orotracheal and nasotracheal when surgical access to the nasal or oral cavity is necessary. This work presents our current experience using submental intubation in the airway management of facial trauma patients. STUDY DESIGN From(More)
6. Converse JM, Smith B, Obear MF, et al: Orbital blow-out fractures: A ten year survey. Plast Reconstr Surg 39:20, 1967 7. Nielsen IM, Vibe P, Andersen M, et al: Bilateral orbital floor fractures. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg 19:189, 1985 8. Rubin PAD, Bilyk JR, Shore JW: Orbital reconstruction using porous polyethylene sheets. Ophthalmology 101:1697, 1994(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate standardized conduction velocity data for uninjured facial nerve and facial nerve repaired with autologous graft nerves and synthetic materials. An evaluation was made measuring the preoperative differences in the facial nerve conduction velocities on either side, and ascertaining the existence of a positive correlation(More)
INTRODUCTION Ankylosis may be defined as the fusion of the articular surfaces with bony or fibrous tissue. The treatment of temporomandibular joint ankylosis poses a significant challenge because of the high incidence of recurrence. PURPOSE To report 15 cases treated by either gap arthroplasty, or the articular reconstruction technique using costochondral(More)
PURPOSE This observational study was done to identify the signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to assess the association between these and quantitative measurements for the evaluation of rheumatologic disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS The sample comprised 61 patients suffering from RA(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to show that gap arthroplasty improve mouth opening when treating TMJ ankylosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight patients with TMJ ankylosis were treated by gap arthroplasty. The patients were evaluated by at least twenty-four months (minimum 24 and maximum 48 months). RESULTS Of the eight patients (eleven joints), five(More)