PURPOSE The purpose of the first phase of this two-part investigation was to determine if the opening motion of the mandible could be illustrated and described using a dynamic imaging method. The purpose of the second phase of the investigation was to determine if a center of rotation would be discovered. MATERIALS AND METHODS Five volunteer subjects, 2… (More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia (LEA) is a major challenge. Options for reconstruction include native esophagus, or replacement with stomach, colon, or small intestine. However, debate continues regarding the optimal conduit for esophageal replacement. METHODS Medical records of patients with a diagnosis of esophageal atresia during… (More)
INTRODUCTION Mesenteric lymphatic malformations are rare, benign tumors that are most commonly found in children. The presentation of these tumors is variable and may either be innocuous or life threatening. It has been suggested that mesenteric lymphatic malformations are congenital; however, there is evidence that their growth may be stimulated by local… (More)
The form and thickness of maxillary complete dentures is easily controlled with the use of palatal veneers. A technique is described for making individual palatal patterns that are custom-made for each patient.