Pavel Kobler

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BACKGROUND Human bones decrease in density and increase in porosity beginning at about the third decade of life. The objective of this study was to determine whether mandibular bone mineral density (BMD) and some linear radiomorphometric measurements on dental panoramic radiograph (DPR) are correlated with different categories of body mass index (BMI) in(More)
Only a successful cooperation of an oral surgeon and the pathologist can ensure a reliable diagnosis. The authors have analyzed operations performed during 1990 at outpatient clinic of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Zagreb, School of Dentistry. Clinical appearance of the disease and clinical diagnosis sometimes enable us to(More)
This study was designed to assess the impact of the surgical removal of a mandibular third molar on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in the postoperative period. Data was obtained from 101 patients who had undergone 105 surgical procedures. Only one mandibular third molar was removed per visit. The inclusion criterion for surgical procedures was(More)
Comparative measurements were made of 144 orthopantomographs in 50 patients with successful and 94 patients with unsuccessful inferior alveolar nerve block anesthesia. The results show that the bony lingula is prominent in 28.5% of all patients, or in 56.0% of those with unsuccessful anesthesia. The variables mandibular notch vs. mandibular foramen (MN-MF)(More)
The authors present two cases of calcifying odontogenic cysts, which were confirmed by histological examination. In the first case the radiographic findings and clinical status did not indicate the presence of a calcifying odontogenic cyst. In the second case, differential diagnosis included COC. The histopathological findings showed that what appeared to(More)
The authors present a new design of splintage for fixation of the alveolar ridge mucosa following various vestibuloplasty procedures. From 1981-1987 50 acrylic buccal splints and 76 palatal splints were used, fixed by AO screws, in vestibuloplasty procedures. By using screws a controlled pressure equally distributed over the mucosa was achieved. The results(More)
Motivated by the evidence that odontogenic keratocysts are associated with genetic alterations, we examined the possibility that development of other odontogenic cysts can be attributed to gene malfunctioning, in particular to the PTCH gene. Cyst epithelium was examined for polymorphism on chromosome 9q22.3, the region that contains the PTCH gene. Loss of(More)
Accurate knowledge about the morphology and topography of foramen mandibulae is of great practical importance in anaesthesia of inferior alveolar nerve. A certain number of skeletotopical relations may be used as valuable orientation points. Because of the controversies about these marking points it has been decided to perform measurements on a large sample(More)
A patient with chronic unilateral maxillary sinusitis caused by a foreign body (dental amalgam) and mistaken diagnosis of extensive ethmoid neoplasm is presented. The imitation of tumour symptoms was due to a long presence of foreign body in the maxillary sinus and chronic inflammation of maxillary, ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses.
On the basis of three case reports, different treatment modalities of primary hyperparathyroidism of the jaws are presented. Surgical intervention made as the result of misdiagnosis in the first case caused an unnecessary bone defect and delayed bone regeneration for several months. Two other cases showed spontaneous regeneration of bone after(More)