Matthew T Brandt

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Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistulae are rare yet potentially lethal vascular anomalies in the skull base seen after craniomaxillofacial trauma. This aberrant vascular communication has been extensively evaluated and classified, with a number of treatment modalities available to clinicians. The ultimate and definitive treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulae(More)
Various pharmacologic methods can be used to treat or prevent complications, such as deep venous thrombosis, or other sequelae related to a hypercoagulable state. Patients who take anticoagulation medications may be seen by oral and maxillofacial surgeons for evaluation and surgery in elective, urgent, and emergent situations. The purpose of this article is(More)
Dentists should be aware of the characteristics of suture material, and the technique used should provide effectiveness and ease. Dentists who routinely perform dentoalveolar surgery should have at least 1 type of absorbable and 1 type of nonabsorbable suture readily available within their operatory supply. This article focuses on the physical properties of(More)
The management of fractures of the mandibular condyle continues to be controversial. This is in part attributable to a misinterpretation of the literature from decades prior, a lack of uniformity of classification of the various anatomical components of the mandibular condyle, and a perceived potential to cause harm through the open approach based in part(More)
Sport diving has witnessed explosive growth in the past decade, as 8.5 million people are certified in the United States alone. Even though scuba diving is a relatively safe sport, there are serious risks that all divers must consider. Beyond the better-known sequelae such as decompression sickness, middle ear dysfunction, and potential central nervous(More)