Vejayan Krishnan

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Fifty-five patients between 5 and 20 years old who were previously treated conservatively for a fracture of the mandibular condyle were recalled for follow-up examination with a mean postoperative observation time of 10.1 years. Anamnestic information was obtained from a questionnaire, and clinical and radiologic examinations were performed. Anamnestic and(More)
Maxillofacial infections often place the oral and maxillofacial surgeon in situations where timely decisions have to be made. These decisions can be life-saving. This study reviews 50 infections treated over a 3-year period. The results reveal rapid resolution of the infections by adhering to fundamental principles in their management: recognition of airway(More)
PURPOSE This article shows the usefulness of the mandibular symphysis as a source of bone graft for the reconstruction of the orbital floor. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study was conducted on 16 patients who had isolated blowout fractures (n = 10) or orbital floor defects (n = 6) reconstructed with mandibular symphyseal bone grafts. Symphyseal(More)
Excessive blood loss is one of the major complications of orthognathic surgery. Numerous strategies, including hypotensive anesthetic techniques and blood transfusion, have been developed to deal with the blood loss. Blood for transfusions can be obtained from banked blood or from autologous donation. In this study, the authors looked at 2 groups of(More)
A canine full-thickness oral mucosal equivalent (FTOME) was produced in vitro and used in intraoral grafting. The FTOME consisted of an autologous stratified epithelial surface layer overlying an acellular bilaminar collagenous matrix. The material was grafted on the periosteum of deepithelialized edentulous alveolar ridges in dogs. Biopsies of the grafted(More)