Egbert Machtens

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Reconstruction of craniofacial bone defects by intraoperative modelling of autogenous or alloplastic materials may cause undesirable results concerning the implant shape or the long-term maintenance of this shape. Furthermore, the use of alloplastic materials to be modelled intraoperatively may result in an inflammatory tissue response. Therefore the(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute pansinusitis is rarely seen in the maxillofacial surgery field, but often occurs in combination with orbital and intracranial involvement. Clinically this entity is of great importance, since it represents a severe disease with possibly disastrous consequences. PATIENTS Aetiology, diagnosis and therapy of acute pansinusitis and its(More)
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a rare granulomatous vasculitis which used to run a fatal course. At present, it is possible to control or sometimes even cure the disease with immunosuppressives. Successful treatment depends largely on early diagnosis. Based on a review of the literature, the diagnostic relevance of hyperplastic gingivitis (HG) is(More)
Computer-assisted prefabricated skull implants of pure titanium as a bone replacement material have been used in 22 departments since 1994. Our experience with 104 implants includes clinical aspects (indication; tissue quality; surgical technique; patient guidance), but also geometric and material-specific parameters (acquisition, transfer, and evaluation(More)
Two rather young patients with spontaneous massive mandible osteolysis are presented, i.e. a woman suffering from a rhinogenous liquor fistula and recurrent meningitides, and a young man. The authors discuss etiology, pathologic anatomy, clinical and radiological course, as well as the combined surgical and radiotherapeutical treatment. The pathologic(More)
Summary In patients with advanced oral cancer, a resection of the mandible continuity is often indicated. This new method presented here uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) for preoperative fabrication of individual mandibular prostheses and their corresponding resection templates in a direct fashion without the need for additional(More)
OBJECTIVE Three case reports of microsurgically revascularized tissue transfer for secondary closure of complex oronasal fistulae in cleft lip and palate patients are reported. One scapular and two radial forearm flaps were used in that respect; the scapular flap was transferred without a skin paddle and was left for secondary epithelialization whereas(More)
Consideration of alveolar profiles and clinical experience demonstrate that the transversal dimension has been neglected in dental implantology so far. For a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of alveolar bone height and width, 95 edentulous bony maxillae with standardized, measured, and classified cross-sections were analyzed. With four types of(More)
A 30-year-old man was referred to us with an extreme frontal and frontobasal defect from a motorbike accident 12 years before. Multiple attempts at frontal and frontobasal revision and reconstruction had been performed over the years, with several episodes of meningitis. Reconstruction was planned in two steps. First, a revision of the anterior skull base(More)