Dental implants following radical oral cancer surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy.

@article{Esser1997DentalIF,
  title={Dental implants following radical oral cancer surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy.},
  author={Elmar Esser and Wilfried Wagner},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={552-7}
}
Following radical oral cancer surgery and postoperative adjuvant radiotherapy with a total dose of 60 Gy, 71 IMZ and 150 Brånemark implants were placed in the mandibles and 28 Brånemark implants were placed in the maxillas of 60 patients between 1985 and 1995. Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy was not used. Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible occurred in two patients (3.4%), and necrosis of soft tissue in the floor of the mouth region occurred in three patients (5.2%). Twenty-one implants (18… CONTINUE READING