Jasjit K Dillon

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists difficult airway algorithm identifies two acceptable emergency surgical airways in the 'cannot intubate, cannot ventilate' scenario: cricothyrotomy and tracheotomy. Little has been published regarding the emergency surgical airway practices at different institutions. The authors investigated whether the primary(More)
This report describes 2 patients whose septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint (SATMJ) presented atypically, resulting in treatment delay and complications. A 49-year-old man developed left-side facial allodynia, which was first treated unsuccessfully as trigeminal neuralgia. On day 21, the patient sustained facial trauma from a fall and presented(More)
PURPOSE The surgical margin is the main prognostic factor over which the surgeon has control during resection of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This study examined the association between surgical excision margins of patients with OSCC and outcomes of disease-free and overall survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors implemented a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection of oral cancer can be associated with significant postoperative cardiovascular and respiratory complications that require more sensitive predictors. METHODS All patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma treated from July 2005 to April 2008 were retrospectively reviewed. The Goldman Revised Cardiac Risk Index (GRCRI) was used(More)
PURPOSE Patients with mandibular trauma in the greater Seattle region are frequently transferred to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) despite trained providers in the surrounding communities. HMC receives poor reimbursement for these services, creating a disproportionate financial burden on the hospital. In this study we aim to identify the variables(More)
Nonodontogenic cysts within the jaws are not a common presentation in the pediatric population. Cysts within the pediatric population tend to be developmental and odontogenic in nature. Although nonodontogenic cysts of the jaws are relatively uncommon, it is imperative the clinician understand their clinical behavior and management because failure to do so(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the demographic, social, treatment, and hospital course variables associated with length of stay (LOS), intensive care unit (ICU) use, and additional operating room (OR) use in patients admitted for odontogenic infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the treatment, outcome, and prognostic factors in patients with head and neck sarcomas treated in an academic medical center. STUDY DESIGN Case series. SETTING Academic medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of adult patients (n = 97) with primary head and neck sarcomas treated between 2000 and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Small oral cavity tumors are an imaging challenge. Intimate apposition of vestibular oral mucosa to the alveolar mucosa makes tumor assessment difficult. In CT imaging, the "puffed cheek" method has been used to separate surfaces, though this is not feasible with long MR imaging sequences. We implemented placement of 2 × 2 inch (6.45(More)
PURPOSE There is limited information in the literature regarding the oral complications of neutron radiotherapy, with an associated lack of guidelines for their management. The purpose of this study was to review the indications, dosing, prognosis, and oral complications of neutron radiotherapy for salivary gland malignancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS This(More)