Pier Francesco Nocini

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Ten cases of odontogenic myxoma were evaluated radiologically, histologically, and histochemically. Ultrastructural examination was performed in five cases. Stellate cells with branching processes were seen in an abundant acid mucopolysaccharide background. Occasionally macrophages were found in the tumors. In two cases islands of inactive odontogenic(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, jawbone osteonecrosis has been reported as a potential adverse effect of bisphosphonates administration. This paper considers and highlights histopathologic and radiologic features of this condition. STUDY DESIGN Eleven patients, owing to unresponsiveness to conservative treatment and uncontrollable pain, underwent surgical resection(More)
The objective of this clinical trial was the analysis of 2 methods for engineering of autologous bone grafts for maxillary sinus augmentation with secondary implant placement. Group 1 (8 patients, 12 sinuses): cells of mandibular periosteum were cultured in a good manufacturing practice laboratory (2 weeks) with autologous serum and then transferred onto a(More)
Surgical treatment of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) is controversial. Current recommendations contraindicate aggressive surgery because its results are unpredictable and may trigger disease progression. In this prospective study, we assessed the effectiveness of surgical resection of the jaws in cancer patients with BRONJ. Between(More)
This study analyzes permanent paresthetic disorders regarding the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) after mandibular ramus sagittal osteotomy procedures. Fifty patients (ie, 100 nerves) who underwent mandibular bilateral sagittal split osteotomy between 2003 and 2007 were evaluated to detect sensorial disorders of the IAN. The evaluation was performed for each(More)
This report documents a case of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) after dental implant placement in an osteoporotic patient treated with alendronate for 6 years. A 63-year-old patient underwent rehabilitation of the posterior mandible with 2 dental implants in 2006 while taking alendronate to treat osteoporosis. The surgical procedure(More)
AIMS To point out the feasibility of microsurgical reconstruction of the mandible in patients with bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis (BRONJ). METHODS Seven patients with extensive mandibular osteonecrosis underwent subtotal mandibulectomy and immediate reconstruction with a free fibula flap. They were six women and one man aged 49-72 years. The mean(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the occurrence of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) in patients exposed to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (NBPs) requiring surgical tooth extraction. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty high-risk patients exposed to NBPs underwent surgical tooth extraction with bone biopsy and were treated with a 7-day cycle of oral(More)
Odontogenic keratocysts are occasionally (4-5%) associated with the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, a pleiotropic, autosomal disorder presenting a spectrum of developmental abnormalities and a predisposition for the development of different neoplasms. The aim of this study was to establish whether keratocysts showing clinically aggressive behavior(More)
Inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) transposition surgery may cause some degree of sensory impairment. Accurate and reproducible tests are mandatory to assess IAN conduction capacity following nerve transposition. In this study subjective (heat, pain and tactile-discriminative tests) and objective (electrophysiological) assessments were performed in 10 patients(More)