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A case of TMJ ankylosis following otitis media and mastoiditis is described and its treatment presented. The infectious etiology of ankylosis is reviewed, with emphasis on mastoid infections. Theories are presented as to the possible mechanisms by which such infections can spread into the glenoid fossa.
This paper describes a modified preauricular surgical approach to the TMJ used in more than 272 joint surgeries since October 1984. During this time, only four surgical procedures have resulted in postsurgical paresis of the frontal branch of the facial nerve. The technique is a modification of the preauricular approaches described by Al Kayat, Bramley, and… (More)
Cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase activity, subcellular distribution, and isozyme profile were compared in rabbit, rat, guinea pig, and mouse in both parotid and submandibular glands. Glands were homogenized under hypotonic conditions and the following fractions isolated: 600 g pellet, 27,000 g pellet, and 27,000 g supernatant. The specific activity of… (More)