Georges Wackens

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OBJECTIVES The objective is to call attention to and to review the literature of the anatomical variation: bifid mandibular canal. METHODS A review of the literature is summarized. Additionally, the clinical and radiographic findings of a patient who presented a unilateral bifid mandibular canal are recorded. RESULTS Bifid mandibular canals can be(More)
We ascertained three different families affected with oto-dental syndrome, a rare but severe autosomal-dominant craniofacial anomaly. All affected patients had the unique phenotype of grossly enlarged molar teeth (globodontia) segregating with a high-frequency sensorineural hearing loss. In addition, ocular coloboma segregated with disease in one family(More)
Periradicular surgery combined with final laser sterilisation was performed on 62 teeth of 50 patients by 3 trained oral surgeons, according to a well defined treatment protocol. It concerned a 5 Watt continuous wave CO2-laser. After a follow-up period ranging from 6 to 17 months all patients were recalled. 28 patients (56%) or 33 teeth (53%) could be(More)
A 12-year-old boy with characteristic findings of otodental syndrome is presented. Abnormalities of deciduous and permanent dentition included bulbous canines, globe-shaped posterior teeth and agenesis of maxillary premolars. High-frequency sensorineural hearing loss was demonstrated, and results of genetic studies indicated an autosomal dominant trait.(More)
This report deals with a case of atypical histiocytic granuloma in a male patient of 65 years old. The white ulcerative lesion was located in the upper labial mucosa. No bleeding or pain was observed on palpation. A complete spontaneous healing was observed within two weeks. On histologic examination an excess of atypical cells with multiple mitotic(More)
Ectodermal dysplasias (ED) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by developmental dystrophies of ectodermal structures, such as hypohidrosis, hypotrichosis, onychodysplasia and hypodontia or anodontia. All forms of this heterogeneous group are genetically transmitted. Two genes are localized and identified, namely ectodermal dysplasia(More)
Sjögren syndrome is one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. Although Sjögren syndrome occurs in all age groups in both women and men, women in their fourties are the most affected. Sjögren's syndrome can occur alone or in the presence of another connective tissue(More)