Ignacio Peña

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Restoration of oral mucosa defects by means of in vitro-cultured equivalents has become a valid alternative in the field of oral and periodontics surgery. Although different techniques have been described, none has been able to provide an equivalent with an autologous scaffold for the epithelium. The purpose of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate tongue function and donor site morbidity in patients with oral cancer surgically treated and reconstructed with radial or anterolateral thigh free flaps. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty patients underwent primary reconstruction after hemiglossectomy between January 2002 and June 2004. Ten patients were(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The interest in tissue engineering as a way to achieve repair of damaged body tissues has led to the carrying out of many studies whose results point to the potential effectiveness of these methods. In a previous study, we reported the obtaining of complete autologous oral mucosa equivalents (CAOMEs), characterized by oral immature(More)
Mucoceles of the frontal sinus are expansive cysts filled of the mucus secreted by goblet cells interspersed in the ciliated mucosa. The aim of this article was to present a case of a frontal mucocele that was developed in a 31-year-old man 19 years after having had a frontal sinus fracture. This is a rare entity. Frontal sinus fractures must be treated by(More)
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and p53 have been associated with metastatic activity and a poor prognosis in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recently, a feedback mechanism in which FAK regulates p53 has been proposed. The present study aims to determine the role of p53 in FAK regulation in these tumors. FAK and p53 expression was examined by(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the clinical efficacy of a mixture of autologous bone harvested from the lateral wall of the maxilla using bone shavers and bovine-derived hydroxyapatite (HA) placed as a graft to elevate the maxillary sinus floor. The histological picture of tissue found in the sinus, the survival rate and the success of the(More)
Many types of soft tissue grafts have been used for the reconstruction of oral mucosal defects. The best results are achieved with mucosal grafts; however, when large areas must be grafted, sufficient donor tissue is not available. Tissue engineering represents an alternative method to obtain sufficient autologous tissue for reconstructing oral wounds.(More)
The radial forearm free flap has been popular in many areas of reconstructive surgery. Despite the many attributes of this flap in maxillofacial reconstruction, one of the disadvantages has been the morbidity of the donor site. Allogeneic cultured epidermis has been successfully applied on large second degree burns and on chronic leg ulcers. Autologous(More)