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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)
INTRODUCTION Midface hypoplasia is a skeletal defect involving all three space planes, hence needing a three-dimensional repositioning. This research study shows two cases of cranio-facial dysostosis, on which two Le Fort III variants were performed. CASE REPORT In the first case we report the performing the two types of osteotomy simultaneously. Le Fort(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 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 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 AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this paper is to investigate epidemiological data (age, gender), sites, etiology and surgical approach of zygomatic fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 9 years retrospective clinical and epidemiologic study evaluated 642 patients treated for zygomatic fracture. There were 569 men and 77 women. The age range was 2 to 86(More)
AIM This article reviews the application of endoscope-assisted techniques to the treatment of maxillofacial trauma and discusses some aspects of these techniques and reporting our experience. INTRODUCTION In the last decades, diagnostical imaging, surgical techniques and surgical instrument development allowed a great progress in management of facial(More)