Symptoms before periapical surgery related to histologic diagnosis and postoperative healing at 12 months for 178 periapical lesions.

@article{Pearrocha2011SymptomsBP,
  title={Symptoms before periapical surgery related to histologic diagnosis and postoperative healing at 12 months for 178 periapical lesions.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a A. Pe{\~n}arrocha and Celia Carrillo and M. Medicina Penarrocha and David Pe{\~n}arrocha and Thomas von Arx and Francisco Orlando Cisternas Vera},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={e31-7}
}
PURPOSE To compare the preoperative signs and symptoms with the histologic diagnosis and postoperative healing at 12 months for 178 periapical lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 152 patients who had undergone periapical surgery from 2005 to 2008 were studied. The study included patients presenting with signs and symptoms before periapical surgery with a sufficient tissue sample (periapical lesion) for histologic analysis and a minimal follow-up of 12 months. The signs and symptoms… CONTINUE READING