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It was the aim of the present study to find out which radiological imaging techniques allow assessing the extent of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) in an adequate way. Twenty-four patients suffering from BONJ were included in the study. Before surgery, each patient was examined with panoramic radiograph, contrast-enhanced magnetic(More)
This is a prospective clinical study aimed at assessing the success rate of osteotomy and primary wound closure in patients with bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ). Fifty patients who had received bisphosphonates intravenously and subsequently suffered from BONJ were included in the study. All patients underwent osteotomy of the(More)
BACKGROUND Maxillary sinus augmentation is frequently necessary before placement of dental implants in the posterior maxilla. Besides autogenous bone graft, various bone substitutes have been used, with favourable results. Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery for years, its beneficial effects on(More)
OBJECTIVES This investigation focused on long-term changes in graft height, implant survival rate, and peri-implant tissue conditions of dental implants placed in alveolar ridges after augmentation procedures with a follow-up of 10 years. MATERIAL AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study with prospective long-term follow-up of 25 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Both osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and bisphosphonate associated osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) present clinically as regions of exposed necrotic bone. The study aimed to demonstrate the histopathological differences behind the observed clinical similarities. STUDY DESIGN Ten ORN specimens and ten BRONJ specimens were used, as well as ten samples(More)
OBJECTIVE Sinus augmentation is a common approach for patients with severe alveolar ridge atrophy. However, autogenous bone sometimes results in donor site complications. Bone substitutes with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) promote early bone formation with autogenous bone. Use of PRP on autogenous bone and a bovine bone substitute were investigated in this(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the effects of early primary closure of the hard palate on the anterior and posterior width of the maxillary arch in children with bilateral (BCLP) and unilateral (UCLP) cleft lip and palate during the first 4 years of life. DESIGN A retrospective, mixed-longitudinal study. SETTING Cleft Palate Center of the University(More)
BACKGROUND Prospective speech intelligibility assessments lack objectivity in patients undergoing surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) of the tongue. METHODS Speech intelligibility was measured based on word recognition by means of an automatic and objective speech recognition system preoperatively, and 14 to 20 days, and 3 months, 6 months,(More)
Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) is an optical biopsy method allowing in vivo microscopic imaging at 1000-fold magnification. It was the aim to evaluate CLE in the human oral cavity for the differentiation of physiological/carcinomatous mucosa and to establish and validate, for the first time, a scoring system to facilitate CLE assessment. The study(More)
BACKGROUND The Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) frequently metastasizes lymphogenously. Haematogenous dissemination is less common. This report describes a rare case of a metastatic OSCC of the floor of the mouth to the patients' left upper arm. To our knowledge this is the first of such case described in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION Twelve months(More)