Effect of postoperative radiotherapy on the functional result of implants placed during ablative surgery for oral cancer.

@article{Schepers2006EffectOP,
  title={Effect of postoperative radiotherapy on the functional result of implants placed during ablative surgery for oral cancer.},
  author={Rutger H. Schepers and Ad P. Slagter and Johannes H. A. M. Kaanders and Franciscus J A van den Hoogen and Matthias A. W. Merkx},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={803-8}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival of dental implants placed during ablative surgery in the interforaminal region of the original edentulous mandible in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity in relation to postoperative radiotherapy. Forty-eight patients treated in 1996-2003 with surgery alone or in combination with postoperative radiotherapy were analysed. In all patients, 2 to 4 Brånemark Mk II/III 2-phase implants were placed during tumour… CONTINUE READING