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The hypothesis of the present study was that immediate loading of implant-supported restorations replacing single missing teeth could be a successful procedure. The present study compared the clinical success of immediately loaded single-tooth implants placed in fresh extraction sites to that of immediately loaded single-tooth implants placed in healed(More)
Polarization colors of various purified collagens were studied in fibers of similar thickness. Three different soluble collagens of type I, insoluble collagen type I, lathyritic collagen type I, two p-N-collagens type I, pepsin extract collagen type II, two soluble collagens type III, p-N-collagen type III, and soluble collagen type V were submitted to a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the capability of a configured titanium mesh (CTM) to serve as a mechanical and biologic device for restoring a vertically defected/resorbed alveolar ridge. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study comprised 10 severely resorbed sites in 10 patients. Pre- and post-operative ridge measurements were taken with reference(More)
BACKGROUND Nodular fasciitis (NF), a soft tissue lesion mainly composed of myofibroblastic cells, is well documented in various body locations however, in the oral cavity it is rare. The NF has non-specific histologic characteristics that might result in misdiagnosis and mistreatment. The aim of the study was to analyze clinico-pathologic correlations of NF(More)
BACKGROUND Extraction socket wound healing is characterized by resorption of the alveolar bone at the extraction site. This produces a decrease in ridge volume, deformations of ridge contours, and, thus, difficulties in delayed placement of root-form implants in an ideal position. Cancellous porous bovine bone mineral (PBBM) applied to fresh extraction(More)
We examined cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and a panel of immunohistochemical markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in 19 pair-matched oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and metastatic tumors to regional lymph nodes (RLNs). alpha-Smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA) was studied to identify CAFs. EMT was studied with syndecan-1,(More)
The collagen in the walls of 15 keratocysts was studied histochemically by staining sections with picrosirius red and examining them with polarizing microscopy. This was compared to 15 cases of dentigerous cyst and 15 cases of radicular cyst. Polarization colours of the collagen fibres were recorded according to their width. No differences were found(More)
BACKGROUND Myofibroma is a solitary benign tumor of myofibroblasts. Myofibromatosis describes multiple, simultaneous myofibromas at different sites in various organs. The clinico-pathologic correlations of myofibroma/myofibromatosis confined only to oral soft tissues were analyzed. METHODS In the English language literature, 41 myofibroma and 12(More)
Liposarcoma (LS), one of the most common malignant tumors, is considered as a rarity in the oral cavity, the tongue being the most frequent site for its occurrence. The purpose of the present study was to review and analyze the clinico-pathologic correlations of 32 cases of LS of the tongue, including four new cases from the files of our department. A total(More)
OBJECTIVE Myofibroma frequently manifests as a solitary soft tissue tumor and less as simultaneous multiple tumors in both soft tissues and bones. The present study evaluated clinical, radiological, and histopathologic features of myofibroma of the jaws. STUDY DESIGN Nineteen cases from the literature and 4 new cases were analyzed. RESULTS At initial(More)