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The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of odontogenic cysts at the Pernambuco School of Dentistry - Universidade de Pernambuco (Brazil) and compare this prevalence with other international studies. Data for the study were obtained from reports of patients diagnosed with odontogenic cysts between 1992 and 2007. Case records of patients who… (More)
Ameloblastic fibroma (AF) is an extremely rare true mixed benign tumor that can occur in either the mandible or the maxilla, but is most frequently found in the posterior region of the mandible. It usually occurs in the first two decades of life and is associated with tooth enclosure, causing a delay in eruption or altering the dental eruption sequence. AF… (More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to adjust a multivariate model to explain each of the response variables for the occurrence of surgical difficulty during the removal of impacted lower third molars. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective cohort study was carried out involving patients submitted to at least one surgical removal of an impacted lower… (More)
Myiasis is a term derived from the Greek word "myia", meaning invasion of vital tissue of humans or other mammals by fly larvae. The deposited eggs develop into larvae, which penetrate deep structures causing adjacent tissue destruction. It is an uncommon clinical condition, being more frequent in underdeveloped countries and hot climate regions, and is… (More)
The purpose of the present study was to estimate the frequency of the occurrence of intraoperative adverse events during the removal of impacted maxillary third molars and to correlate predictive variables. A prospective cohort study was carried out involving patients submitted to at least one surgical removal of an impacted maxillary third molar as part of… (More)
Pyknodysostosis is a rare, recessive, hereditary, autosomal disease belonging to the group of bone dysplasias. Complications such as osteomyelitis and fractures of the mandible are not uncommon and appear in the most varied forms. We report a case of chronic osteomyelitis with subsequent mandible fracture, which was successfully treated with the use of a… (More)
We describe a rare case of large congenital lipoma in the upper lip of a six-month-old infant. Surgical excision of the tumor was successful, with satisfactory esthetic and functional results.