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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The aim of this study was to systematically review literature reporting on the use of external distraction osteogenesis (DO) and internal DO in the treatment of severe maxillary hypoplasia in cleft and palate patients. Literature research has been performed using the PubMed database of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health from(More)
Endodontic overfilling involving the mandibular canal may cause an injury of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) resulting in disabling sensory disturbances such as pain, dysesthesia, paresthesia, hypoesthesia, or anesthesia. Two fundamental mechanisms are responsible for the injury: the chemical neurotoxicity and the mechanical compression caused by the(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the use of ITI dental implants used for anchoring facial prostheses in the restorative treatment of midface defects. The authors analyzed the clinical data of 26 patients with orbital defects (n = 11), orbitonasal defects (n = 4), orbitonasomaxillary defects (n = 3), and nasal defects (n = 8). Data(More)
UNLABELLED In the vast majority of cases, precise symmetric reconstruction of maxillofacial defects remains an unsolved problem for craniofacial surgeons. Computer-designed alloplastic implants have contributed considerably to improvement in the accuracy and reliability of facial rehabilitation, rapidly becoming an irreplaceable part of the surgical(More)
Metallic foreign bodies are rarely found in the maxillary sinus, and usually they have a dental origin.Potential complications related to foreign bodies include recurrent sinusitis, rhinolith formation, cutaneous fistula,chemical poisoning, facial neuralgic pain and even malignancies.Two main surgical approaches are currently used for the removal of foreign(More)