Fabio Filiaci

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Avascular osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) may occur as a consequence of several conditions, even including chemotherapy treatment in patients affected by tumors or osteoporosis. We report our clinical experience in treating bisphosphonate-induced ONJ with a therapeutic methodology that includes ozone therapy as a new and original approach for the clinical(More)
Sphenoid isolated lesions are rare; they occur in 2% to 3% out of all paranasal sinus lesions. Diagnosis is based on the endoscopic examination and computed tomography scan or magnetic resonance imaging of the maxillofacial area. In this study, we present patients with sphenoid mucocele in the Maxillo-facial Surgery Department, University of Rome La(More)
The LeFort III osteotomy is the surgical treatment performed in patients with mid-facial retrusions in craniofacial dysostoses such as Crouzon, Apert, Pfeiffer syndromes, etc. The first authors to report the accomplishment of this osteotomy were Gillies and Harrison in 1951, this technique was then resumed and improved by Tessier in 1967, who made five(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES From 1989 to 2009, at the Department of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Umberto I Polyclinic, "Sapienza" University of Rome, 3236 patients affected by maxillo-mandibular malformations were submitted to orthognathic surgery, by means of rigid internal fixation. Follow-up highlighted the surgical complications and the possible(More)
BACKGROUND Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ) are the result of the assumption of such drugs. The most widely used molecules are pamidronate and zoledronic acid, which are pyrophosphate analogues and are usually given to patient with bone remodelling diseases. International literature reports showed an association between this therapy(More)
Craniofacial traumas are one of the most common clinical events of the 21st century. The possibility of associated injuries of the head and neck may also determine functional and cosmetic problems in these patients. The most frequent pathologic conditions observed are contusions, lacerations, abrasions, avulsions, and the inclusion of foreign bodies. In(More)
BACKGROUND Headache is a common symptom, that can be extremely disabling, affecting 26 million of patients only in Italy. ICHD-II has reported two categories: "primary headaches" and "secondary headaches". Temporomandibular joint disorders can lead to a secondary headaches. AIM We want to evaluate the prevalence and clinical features of headache among a(More)
BACKGROUND Indications for treatment of patients with maxillo-mandibular malformations have to be researched both in the severity of anatomical alteration affecting the face and psychological outcomes. Indeed, it has been underlined that patients decide to undergo orthodontic and orthognathic procedure mainly for aesthetical issues. Moreover the early(More)
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is an adverse drug reaction described as the progressive destruction and death of bone tissue of the mandible or maxilla, in the course of bisphosphonate therapy. Orally administered bisphosphonates, widely used for the treatment of osteoporosis, are rarely associated with BRONJ. Instead, the risk(More)