Keith Postlethwaite

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We describe three patients who presented with atypical mycobacterial infection. Although antituberculous drugs are ineffective, combination treatment with clarithromycin or amikacin and ciprofloxacin (with or without cotrimoxazole) leads to eventual resolution of the lesions. The treatment of choice, however, remains complete excision of the affected area(More)
Cases have been presented that demonstrate the advantages of small plate ostesynthesis in the reconstruction of the mandible following resection of neoplastic disease. Mandibulotomies provide improved access to tumors and thus allow the tumor to be better excised. Prelocalization of the plates allows the precise reconstruction of the mandible following(More)
This report details a case of multiple implant failure (so-called 'cluster phenomenon') in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and considers some factors for implant failure including reduced bone density. It highlights the relationship between ankylosing spondylitis and osteoporosis although no direct link is made between these conditions and the implant(More)
This is a review of the literature on osteogenesis imperfecta and a case report of an edentulous patient with osteogenesis imperfecta rehabilitated with implant-supported fixed prostheses in the maxilla and mandible. Quality and quantity of the bone is of paramount importance for establishment of osseointegration. In osteogenesis imperfecta bone is(More)
Small plate osteosynthesis is becoming increasingly popular in reconstruction following ablative surgery for oral malignancies. In those cases where postoperative radiotherapy is to be included in the treatment it has been suggested that these plates may cause problems such as dose enhancement and tumour shielding and should therefore be removed prior to(More)
This report describes the provision of an implant-supported hybrid overdenture in an 8-year-old child with mandibular anodontia. An interdisciplinary approach to treatment planning was employed. Two implant fixtures were placed in the canine regions and ball attachments connected to provide support and retention for the prosthesis. There was only one(More)