Divya Mehrotra

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Oral submucous fibrosis has been a scourge of southeastern Asia and its residents since time immemorial. Scores of medicinal agents, singly and in combination, have been tried with not very encouraging results. In this study, therefore, we have restricted ourselves to different surgical modalities in the management of this condition(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate whether the estimation of circulating Vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) levels by ELISA could be used as surrogate of VEGF-A expression in tissues of pre-malignant oral lesions (PMOLs) and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) as compared to that in healthy controls. The study samples comprised of tissue and(More)
The complexity of structure and functions of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) make the diagnosis of its diseases/disorders difficult. Remarkable progress made in the field of imaging of this joint led us to compare four imaging modalities viz. plain radiographs, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound. We found that MRI was most specific and sensitive for(More)
AIMS Oral verrucous lesions, typically presenting as slowly enlarging, grey or white, warty, exophytic overgrowths on the buccal mucosa or gingiva may be verrucous carcinoma (VC), verrucous hyperplasia (VH), proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL), or may show the conventional invasive pattern of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). This study was undertaken(More)
INTRODUCTION The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) forms the very cornerstone of craniofacial integrity and its ankylosis in a growing child may cause problems in daily food intake, speech, appearance, and oral hygiene is affected to a major extent. It is one of the common acquired pathologies afflicting the skeleton. It is also the most overlooked and(More)
Spontaneous rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm in the third trimester of pregnancy is a catastrophic event associated with a very high fetal and maternal mortality rate. There are only five reported instances of both maternal and fetal survival after spontaneous rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm. This report not only documents the sixth such case, but(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to compare the profile changes after conventional and chin shield genioplasty. MATERIAL AND METHOD 20 patients with retruded chin were randomly allocated to two different groups. The experimental group had chin shield osteotomy with interposition of hydroxyapatite collagen graft soaked in platelet rich plasma, while(More)
BACKGROUND There are different techniques for the sinus augmentation; the factors that contribute to the survival rate of sinus augmentation and dental implant placement are still the subject of discussion. So we compare the two different ways of sinus floor elevation: a) Lateral antrostomy as a one or two step procedure as direct method. b) Osteotome(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this article is to report our experience in the management of 18 patients with melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy involving the maxillary alveolus. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients presented with hard nontender swelling involving the upper alveolus with facial deformity. Analysis included hematocrit, coagulation profile,(More)
Temporomandibular ankylosis is a disabling condition that affects hygiene and cosmetic appearance. Several interpositional grafts such as meniscus, muscle, fascia, skin, cartilage, fat, dura, alloplastic materials and xenografts have been used to prevent recurrence of ankylosis. We studied the advantages and disadvantages of dermis fat graft as an(More)