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A general understanding of biological invasions will provide insights into fundamental ecological and evolutionary problems and contribute to more efficient and effective prediction, prevention and control of invasions. We review recent papers that have proposed conceptual frameworks for invasion biology. These papers offer important advances and signal a(More)
Patients presenting with unilateral facial pain present a unique diagnostic challenge for dental practitioners. As dentists, we routinely look for maxillofacial pathology, temporomandibular disorders, or odontogenic abscesses as the etiology of pain in these patients. However, several types of the chronic daily headaches may also produce signs and symptoms(More)
PURPOSE Injuries to the middle third of the face commonly destroy the integrity of the orbital skeleton, and are frequently complicated by injury to the eye, ranging between 2.7% and 90.6% in reported series. This article is a retrospecitve, descriptive case study assessing the spectrum and incidence of ophthalmic involvement in patients presenting with(More)
With the increasing interest in cosmetic procedures, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are being asked not only to improve oral health and aesthetics but to extend their expertise to provide advice on improving the overall appearance of the face. For the discerning patient, improving overall facial skin appearance is becoming an integral part of the process(More)
Double lip is a rare oral anomaly caused by hyperplastic tissue of the labial mucosa that becomes more prominent with tension caused by smiling. This congenital or acquired abnormality can interfere with chewing, speaking, and esthetics. Recognition of double lip and appropriate surgical treatment can reduce these potential problems. The purpose of this(More)
Nonunion of the mandible after microvascular flap reconstruction of defects resulting from tumor surgery is a known but rare complication, occurring in 5% of cases. When nonunion results with the use of microvascular flaps, rigid internal fixation, and radiotherapy, other options to treat the nonunion carry a greater risk of osteomyelitis,(More)
Technological advances in computerized tomography (CT) have reduced data acquisition and reconstruction times so that three-dimensional (3D) CT images of maxillofacial injuries may be economically and quickly generated. 3DCT was judged superior to multiplanar two-dimensional CT in demonstrating the spatial relationships of fracture fragments in complex(More)
PURPOSE To report on the surgical outcomes of patients undergoing orbital fracture repair without periosteal or conjunctival closure. DESIGN Retrospective interventional case series. PARTICIPANTS Eighty-two patients (85 eyes) who underwent transconjunctival repair of isolated floor (n = 38) or complex orbital fracture (n = 47) without conjunctival(More)