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)
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)
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)
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)
A 42-year-old patient was admitted to our clinic with the diagnosis of primary chronic osteomyelitis of the mandible. Since the initial manifestation, approximately 9 months earlier, the patient had undergone numerous antibiotic treatment trials. Various tissue specimens exhibited no microbial growth. Computer tomography demonstrated severe sclerotic(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)