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Lipomas are rare in oral and maxillofacial regions although they are the most common tumours of mesenchymal origin in human body. The etiology remains unclear. Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature. A case of intraoral lipoma… (More)
Condylar fractures account for 25-35% of mandibular fractures and deserve a special consideration apart from rest of the mandible due to their anatomical differences and healing potential. Previous clinical and biomechanical studies have recommended using two miniplates for fixation of condyle fractures. Two miniplates require a certain size of the proximal… (More)
INTRODUCTION In a condylar fracture whether to intervene or to go for conservative management still remains a dilemma. Studies and hypothesis suggests that it's medially dislocated condylar fracture segment that is more likely to ankylose, moreover no consensus have been put forth as to whether to remove the medially displaced fracture segment. … (More)
A case of lingual thyroid is described. This is unusual in that the entire tongue substance appears to contain thyroid tissue which is revealed graphically in the radioisotope scans. The literature is reviewed regarding the incidence and diagnosis of lingual thyroid with possible treatment options discussed.
INTRODUCTION Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma (AFO) is a quite rare, mixed odontogenic tumour generally seen in the early stages of life. Frequent signs of this tumour are asymptomatic swelling, delayed tooth eruption and mixed radiological appearance within well-defined borders. Management of the lesion includes enucleation of the tumour and long-term… (More)