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A PCR test based on insertion sequence IS1081 was developed to detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organisms in the peripheral blood. The method was applied to blood samples from immunocompetent individuals with localized pulmonary tuberculosis. Seven of 16 (43.75%) blood samples were found to be positive for the circulating DNA copies of M.(More)
Costochondral grafts are used to replace the mandibular condyle in cases of TMJ ankylosis, and are generally viewed as a gold standard for autogenous reconstruction of the mandibular condyle (Güven, 2000; Posnick and Goldstein, 1993 [1,2]). We report a case where overgrowth of costochondral grafts is seen, resulting in asymmetric mandibular growth and(More)
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