Christine Dannemann

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Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BON), first described in 2003, is gaining importance due to the increasing indication spectrum of bisphosphonate therapy [S. Takeyama, M. Ito, H. Shinoda, A novel bisphosphonate, TRK-530, for periodontitis, Bone 38 (2006) 31-31; M. Tagil, A. W-Dahl, J. Astrand, D. Little, S. Toksvig-Larsen, Decreasing the(More)
PURPOSE To assess quality of life (QOL) and psychiatric morbidity in successfully treated oral cavity squamous cell cancer (OC-SCC) survivors and their wives. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-one men successfully treated for OC-SCC (mean, 3.7 years since diagnosis; UICC stages I to IV) together with their wives were assessed by questionnaires referring to QOL(More)
QUESTION Bisphosphonates are frequently used drugs in the adjuvant therapy of bone metastases and tumour-induced hypercalcaemia, but also for osteoporosis or Pagets disease. Several publications within the last three years considered osteonecrosis of the jaws to be connected with bisphosphonate therapy. Until today possible treatment strategies contain(More)
Myositis ossificans in the head and neck is a rare heterotropic bone formation within a muscle. Besides fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, traumatic and neurogenic forms are described in the literature. We are presenting the case of a 35-year-old female patient with a very rare form of MO of both masseter muscles after 4 weeks of intensive care because(More)
Since four years from now on more and more information about bisphosphonate induced osteonecrosis of the jaws is published not only in professional journals, but also in the mass media. The result is a growing uncertainty of patients, but also professionals in dealing with this group of medication. Usually bisphosphonates are prescribed for treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND Blastomycosis is an uncommon male-predominant disease caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. The lungs are most commonly affected, and other organs are usually involved by dissemination. Clinical feature and pathohistologic findings are similar to the appearance of squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS A 52-year-old male patient(More)
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