Neil Heath

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This study aimed to assess the visibility of the mandibular canal (MC) on panoramic radiographs after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO), and to investigate what factors affect this MC visibility. We assessed MC visibility on panoramic radiographs of 200 BSSO patients. Images were acquired preoperatively (T0), immediately postoperatively (T1), 6(More)
UNLABELLED This paper reports a case of a 50-year-old male with systemic sarcoidosis presenting initially with a dry mouth and bilateral swelling of the parotid salivary glands. Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease in which there may be multiple exocrine involvement, including the salivary and lachrymal glands. CLINICAL RELEVANCE The(More)
The measurement of expanded outcomes data is continuing. As managed care continues to spread through the United States and competition increases, an increased emphasis will be placed on the importance of collecting and analyzing outcomes data as a way to assess and ensure quality of care. Surgeons must familiarize themselves with the concepts behind the(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary gland agenesis is a rare condition. It can be associated with some equally rare syndromes so that diagnosis can be delayed. CASE REPORT The authors describe a case report. A 3-year-old girl, presented with dry mouth, carious teeth, recurrent herpes labialis and tonsillitis to Newcastle Dental Hospital. This case highlights the(More)
UNLABELLED We report a case of cervical necrotizing fasciitis complicating dental infection in a 36-year-old man, who presented with infection involving mucosa of the right maxilla, mandible, parapharyngeal and masticator spaces, requiring extensive surgery and antibiotic therapy. The initial presentation, radiological appearance and clinical course are(More)
This study presents a comprehensive radiographic evaluation of bone regeneration within a pedicled muscle flap for the reconstruction of critical size mandibular defect. The surgical defect (20 mm × 15 mm) was created in the mandible of ten experimental rabbits. The masseter muscle was adapted to fill the surgical defect, a combination of calcium(More)
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