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Metastasis of a tumour to the mandibular condyle is rare. We describe a case in which a patient presented with isolated condylar metastasis mimicking acute internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Open biopsy revealed a lesion seated within the condylar head and extending through the bony cortex to the infratemporal fossa. Histopathology(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the use of titanium mesh plates in a combined transcaruncular-transconjunctival approach for severe medial orbital wall fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the clinical and radiologic data of 10 patients with isolated blow-out orbital fractures. The fracture location was the medial wall in 5 (50%) and the(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the use of 2.4-mm AO titanium reconstruction plates for mandibular fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the clinical and radiologic data of 63 patients with 63 single fractures (53 comminuted, 5 dislocated, and 5 with bone loss) and 2 patients with double fractures. Fracture location(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the use of a single Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) 2.0-mm locking reconstruction plate for linear noncomminuted mandibular fractures without the use of a second plate. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the clinical and radiologic data of 45 patients with 74 fractures (21 single fractures, 22 double(More)
Venous malformations are the most common of all vascular anomalies. Phleboliths are described as characteristic of such malformations; furthermore, when they are encountered in the major salivary glands, they must be differentiated from salivary calculi. We report a case of an intraoral venous malformation in the left retromolar area with multiple(More)
OBJECTIVES Severe dental malocclusion resulting from mandibular advancement devices (MADs) for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is extremely rare. Reporting of such situations is therefore useful for clinicians managing OSAS. STUDY DESIGN We report the unusual cases of 4 patients who developed a severe circular dental open bite related to the use(More)
Cosmetic and functional reconstruction of large and complex calvarial defects remains a challenge for craniofacial surgeons. Computer-designed alloplastic implants have revolutionized the conceptualization and approach to these reconstructions and have become a reliable and irreplaceable part of the surgical armamentarium. We are reporting a case of complex(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial extension and a cutaneous sinus tract are rarely seen with craniofacial dermoid cysts, with few cases reported in the literature. METHODS We report a case of a 1-year-old girl who was initially seen with a cutaneous fistula of the frontotemporal region, which revealed an intracranial dermoid cyst. RESULTS The patient underwent a(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to prospectively evaluate the use of two distractors for a simultaneous maxillo-mandibular distraction osteogenesis without the use of intermaxillary fixation in the restorative treatment of hemifacial microsomia. METHODS The authors analyzed the clinical and radiological data of five patients with type I hemifacial(More)