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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to clinically evaluate the application of pedicled buccal fat pad (BFP) in the surgical management of stage III and IV oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight cases of clinically and histologically diagnosed cases of OSMF were divided into 2 groups: group I (n = 15) and group II (n = 13),(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To predict the changes and evaluate the stability that occurs in the soft tissues following the skeletal movement subsequent to surgical advancement of the mandible through bilateral sagittal split osteotomy and to provide the patient reliable information with regard to esthetic changes that can be expected following the treatment. (More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to report facial nerve injury following extraoral surgical approaches for the treatment of maxillofacial trauma, using the House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system (HBFNGS) as a means of classifying and measuring the degree and type of injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS The sample comprised 100 consecutive cases of various(More)
The term internal derangement was first adopted to describe any pathologic entity that interfered with the smooth function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The term is currently used exclusively to describe alterations in disc-fossa relations. Internal derangement of the TMJ does not always cause pain, although when the disc becomes displaced, noises(More)
AIM This study was undertaken to compare the proximal and distal facial nerve exploration approach during superficial parotidectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent superficial parotidectomy at our center was conducted. Cases were divided into those who underwent superficial parotidectomy using distal facial nerve(More)
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