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PURPOSE To introduce the preliminary application of rapid prototyping (RP) for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 11 consecutive patients (13 joints) seeking TMJ replacement. All patients had previously undergone 3-dimensional computed tomography (CT) scanning (0.625-mm slice thickness) of the craniofacial(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is one of the most common types of salivary gland cancers. The poor long-term prognosis for patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma is mainly due to local recurrence and distant metastasis. Disintegrin and metalloprotease 10 (ADAM 10) is a transmembrane protein associated with metastasis in a number of diverse of cancers. The aim of(More)
A disintegrin and metalloproteinase 9 (ADAM9) is a type I transmembrane protein that has been associated with cancer development and metastases. Here, we show that ADAM9 is highly expressed in metastatic cancer tissues and in an adenoid cystic carcinoma cell line with a high metastatic potential. Using RNA interference for gene silencing, we show that ADAM9(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFRs) in the synovium of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) of rabbits with experimentally induced internal derangement. Internal derangement was experimentally induced in 52 rabbit TMJ, and established on the right side of TMJ while the left side was used as the(More)
PURPOSE To analyze the rare complications of arthroscopic surgeries in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and to investigate the preventive and treating methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this study, 2,034 consecutive patients (2,431 joints), diagnosed as TMJ internal derangement, were treated by arthroscopic surgeries when visiting the TMJ clinic at the(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the changes of the synovial tissue in rabbit temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangement (ID) models using light and electron microscope. Thirteen rabbits were included in our study. The right TMJ of all animals were used as the experimental group while the left ones as the control group. ID model was established(More)
BACKGROUND Open joint procedures using bone anchors have shown clinical and radiograph good success, but post surgical disc position has not been documented with MRI imaging. We have designed a modified technique of using two bone anchors and 2 sutures to reposition the articular discs. This MRI study evaluates the post surgical success of this technique to(More)
Author's response to reviews: see over 1 Dear editor: Thank you very much for publishing my paper in your Journal last year, and giving me the opportunity to revise my paper (1249876804304315). This is a much improved submission. I still feel it would be valuable to define in the article what the authors mean by excellent, good and poor outcome as access to(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to observe the histologic characteristics of adhesions in the upper joint compartment of the temporomandibular joint and investigate the mechanism of genesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS During arthroscopic surgery, we obtained 42 biopsy specimens of different grades of adhesions, ranging from grade I to grade IV, from 21 joints(More)