Chiara Liardo

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PURPOSE We report on an observational longitudinal noncontrolled study of a case series of consecutive patients treated with zoledronate who underwent tooth extractions. The tooth extractions were performed after a preventive protocol to minimize the risk of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 43 patients who(More)
AIM The exact pathogenesis of bisphosphonates-related osteonecrosis of jaws (BRONJ) is still not clear. Two broad theories have been articulated to explain the pathogenesis of BRONJ. One centres on the bisphosphonate induced osteoclast inhibition and the other explains the process in terms of antiangiogenic mechanisms. Both try to address the predilection(More)
This paper reports a brief review of literature about dental implant in patients taking bisphosphonates (BPs) and a case of a patient taking zoledronate, submitted to postextractive implant surgery. A 54-years-old woman was referred to our observation, at the First Section of Dentistry of Department of Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania.(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma (EMP) and solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP) represent a disease continuum through a multistage process of cell differentiation, survival, proliferation, and dissemination, strictly related to multiple myeloma (MM), the second most common hematological malignancy. Herein, we report two cases of recurrent oral plasmacytoma(More)
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