Roger R Throndson

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OBJECTIVES Dental surgeons are often advised to use corticosteroids during and after third molar removal and other dentoalveolar surgery to reduce postsurgical edema, but recommendations for use are rarely accompanied by definitive guidance regarding the type of steroid, dosage, or duration of administration. Many regimens in use appear to be based on(More)
Hemophilic pseudotumor is a rare lesion that is essentially a progressive, slowly expanding, encapsulated hematoma. It is estimated to affect 1% to 2% of severe hemophiliacs. The majority of hemophilic pseudotumors occur within soft tissues (intramuscular) and long bones of adult males. Fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the maxillofacial region. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of bioactive glass used as a graft material for regeneration of bone after the removal of impacted third molars. The healing distal to the second molars was followed, with documentation of the level of radiographic osseous fill and measurement of the changes in clinical attachment levels.(More)
A procedure using osteotomes and bioactive glass as an alloplastic bone graft material is discussed, and three clinical cases are reviewed. Bioactive glass of a narrow size range (300-355 microns) has been shown to be osteoconductive and allows for good integration and regeneration of surrounding bony tissue. We have found this technique to be a predictable(More)
Liver transplantation has become a commonplace procedure, with more than 3,000 livers being transplanted annually. Patient demand remains much greater than availability of donor organs, resulting in many deaths per year. Due to the nature of hepatic function, unique concern exists regarding susceptibility to infection and rejection during the(More)
A clinical case is reported in which pain, swelling, and paresthesia of the left submandibular area and tongue was variously diagnosed as a sublingual infection, a submandibular gland infection or tumor, nonunion of the mandible from previous orthognathic surgery seven years earlier, and finally as a sequela to loose Kirschner wires used as fixation in the(More)