Amniotic band syndrome with Tessier number 4 and 7 clefts: a case report
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Z. Yang, Q. Liang, K. Ouyang, Z. Piao (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Lightweight cast to support the upper limb after harvest of an osteocutaneous free flap from the radial forearm: a technical modification
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): N.I. Adam, J.V. Williams, M.W.S. Ho (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The specialist management of non-temporomandibular orofacial pain: maxillofacial surgery’s known unknown?
In this study we aimed to provide an overview of the healthcare “journey” of a group of patients referred to a specialist unit with “complex” non-temporomandibular orofacial pain. We retrospectively reviewed all those who were referred over a six-month period and followed for up to three years. A total of 133 were included, 69% were female, and the mean (SD) duration of symptoms before assessment was 66.4 (88.8) months. Patients were treated for seven different conditions by a mean (SD) of 2.6 (1.2) specialties, and 3.2 (2.5) medications had been tried before assessment at the unit. A mean (SD) of 3...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Economic analysis of a low-cost virtual surgical planning protocol for mandibular reconstruction: a case series
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): C. Spaas, O. LenssenAbstractThe aim of this study was to make an economic analysis and evaluation of a low-cost virtual surgical planning (VSP) protocol that was developed in house, and based on open-source software and a desktop 3-dimensional printer. All eight patients between April 2014 and 2015 who had been treated by mandibular reconstructions with microvascular fibular flaps that had been planned using the protocol were retrospectively analysed for accuracy, time, and cost.Median differences for planned ...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms and non-syndromic cleft lip with or without palate susceptibility: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): X. Shu, S. Shu, L. YangAbstractMethylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms are thought to be involved in the development of cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCL/P), but published results are contradictory. We therefore designed an updated meta-analysis to pool eligible studies and to evaluate further the possible relations between MTHFR polymorphisms (c.677C > T and c.1298A > C) and susceptibility to NSCL/P. A comprehensive search based on PubMed, Medline, Web of...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Outcome of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity with methylene blue dye alone: a prospective validation study
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J.R. Vishnoi, V. Kumar, S. Gupta, A. Chaturvedi, S. Misra, N. Akhtar, P. Agarwal, N. Jamal, P. PareekAbstractOur aim was to evaluate the feasibility and role of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy using methylene blue dye alone in identifying occult lymph node metastases in early oral cancer (cT1, T2, and cN0). The study was done from 2013–15 in 94 patients in a large cancer centre. The blue nodes were dissected and sent for frozen section, routine histopathological examination, and immunohistochemical test...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

New method to prevent salivary fistula after parotidectomy
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): H.-W. Zou, W.-G. Li, S.-Y. Huang, Z.-W. Chen, D.-S. Zhang (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

New surgical treatment for a ruptured carotid artery near the skull base
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): L.k. Li, J. Liu, F. Chen, D. Lv, D. Deng (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 10, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Glomangiopericytoma-type glomus tumour/myopericytoma of the lip
We describe the case of a 46-year-old man who presented with a four-month history of a reddish, otherwise asymptomatic, nodular lesion that involved the mucosal side of the upper lip. The lesion consisted of myoid glomus-like cells arranged around branching and thin-walled haemangiopericytoma-like vascular structures, and was classified as glomangiopericytoma. No recurrences occurred during an eight-month follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this tumour has never previously been described in the mucosa of the lip. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Functional compensation of a hypertrophied sublingual gland and the absence of the ipsilateral submandibular gland
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Jihyun Chung, Yong Won Lee (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Oral mucosal desquamation induced by sodium lauryl sulphate
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): G.A. Rodrigues, A. Ribeiro-Silva, A.C. F. Motta, L.M. Alencar Ramos Innocentini (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 4, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Minimally-invasive resection of benign tumours of the parotid gland in the parapharyngeal space
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A. Valls-Ontañón, S. Cuscó-Albors, A. Marí-Roig, J. Masià-Gridilla, F. Hernández-Alfaro (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 2, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Video-recording using smartphones during surgical procedures in outpatients
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): I.-L. Lin, S.-Y. Hsiao, C.-M. Chen (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 2, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Neck masses in children: a 10-year single-centre experience in Northwest China
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): X. Xia, Y. Liu, L. Wang, Z. Xing, L. Yang, F. XieAbstractNeck masses in children are a common clinical concern but there is a paucity of published information about them. We organised this retrospective study to analyse their prevalence and treatment in Northwest China. The records of 207 children who presented with neck masses between 2008 and 2017 were retrieved from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, and age, sex, clinical presentation, preoperative investi...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Quantification of the inaccuracy of conventional articulator model surgery in Le Fort 1 osteotomy: evaluation of 30 patients controlled by the Orthopilot® navigation system
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): R. Lartizien, I. Zaccaria, L. Noyelles, G. BettegaAbstractOcclusal splints are commonly used to position the maxilla during traditional orthognathic surgery. We aimed to quantify the inaccuracy of the maxillary positioning (in three dimensions) in traditional model surgery with the Orthopilot® navigation system. Thirty Le Fort I osteotomies were made using a standard technique. The position of the maxilla was recorded by the navigation system and defined by three values of translation and three of rotation...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cleft and craniofacial surgery training: is it time for a new solution for UK trainees?
Publication date: Available online 28 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Shofiq Islam (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Overnight endotracheal intubation in patients who have free-flap reconstruction of the head and neck: a cautionary note
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): C.J. Henry, M. Halligan, A. Bozic, C.P. Barry (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effect of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery on dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint: a retrospective study of 500 consecutive cases
Publication date: Available online 27 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): W.B. Kretschmer, G. Baciuţ, M. Baciuţ, R. SaderAbstractWe investigated the effect of bimaxillary orthognathic surgery on symptoms in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and predictive factors for postoperative dysfunction. A total of 500 patients with different craniofacial deformities who were having bimaxillary orthognathic surgery were assessed for overjet, overbite, maximal mouth opening, maximal protrusion, maximal lateral movement to both sides, and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction (pain on palpation, clickin...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

An alternative suture technique for vein diameter’s discrepancy anastomosis
Publication date: Available online 24 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): R. Rauso, G. Colella, L. Rugge, F. Chirico, G. Tartaro (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 26, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Unilateral soft palate palsy secondary to blunt neck trauma: a case report
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): P. McAllister, T. O’Neill, J. Fair, C. Russell, M. DevlinAbstractUnilateral soft palate paralysis is rare. No cases of unilateral soft palate paralysis with associated velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) secondary to minor blunt neck trauma have been reported to date. This case details the presentation of a man with isolated unilateral soft palate paralysis and associated velopharyngeal insufficiency following a collision with an opponent when playing soccer. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of outcomes of treatment for ranula: a proportion meta-analysis
In conclusion, intraoral resection of the sublingual gland is sufficient treatment with a tendency to have fewer complications than that in the transcervical approach. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Role of live animals in the training of microvascular surgery: a systematic review
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J.S. Brown, B.H.J. RapaportAbstractAs training in microvascular surgery often involves the use of live animals, it is important that such a practice is regularly revisited and justified, particularly in the context of emerging training strategies such as virtual simulation. This systematic review was therefore designed to assess the ongoing need for their use over other methods. A search of PubMed and MEDLINE using the major MeSH terms: anastomosis, surgical vascular procedures, microsurgery, and training, yie...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes 1–20 years after autotransplantation of teeth: clinical and radiographic evaluation of 66 premolars and 8 molars
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): K.J.H. van Westerveld, J.P. Verweij, E.E. Toxopeus, M. Fiocco, G. Mensink, J.P.R. van MerkesteynAbstractIn this retrospective study we investigated the long-term survival of autotransplanted premolars and molars with incompletely developed roots. The presence of the transplanted teeth and their outcome after autotransplantation was ascertained from clinical and radiographic evaluation by a maxillofacial surgeon or dentist. Kaplan Meier survival curves were estimated for the total population and for the two gro...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 25, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Plain radiographs for the assessment of coronectomy: not always a case of black or white
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J.A. Richards, M.J. Coyle, A.N. BeechAbstractIn recent years, coronectomy of impacted lower third molar teeth has become an increasingly popular alternative to removal. Traditionally, orthopantomograms of mandibular third molars have been used to indicate features that show that the tooth is in close proximity to, or in an intimate relation with, the inferior dental nerve. Some authors advocate coronectomy as opposed to surgical removal to reduce the risk of damage to the nerve. In our Trust during the last tw...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in patients with T1N0 oral squamous cell carcinoma: selective neck dissection compared with wait and watch surveillance
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): C. McDonald, D. Lowe, F. Bekiroglu, A. Schache, R. Shaw, S.N. RogersAbstractManagement of the neck in patients with clinical T1N0 oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is controversial. The aim of this study was to report the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a consecutive group of patients with stage 1 disease at a time closest to two years after primary surgery. Of 216 patients treated between 2007 and 2012 (after excluding early death and regional recurrence), 195 were eligible. HRQoL was measured usin...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Audit of the rates of re-excision for close or involved margins in the management of oral cancer
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): S. Azzopardi, D. Lowe, S. RogersAbstractThe need for re-excision of close or involved margins after the resection of oral cancer is debatable. This audit comprised 640 consecutive patients over an 11-year period with at least five years’ follow up. A total of 213 patients (33%) had resection margins that were clear (5 mm or more), 314 (49%) were close (1 - 4.9 mm), and 113 (18%) were involved (0 - 0.9 mm). Re-excision rates were 7 (2.2%) in the close and 12 (10.6%) in the involved groups. No re-exc...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Management of an aggressive giant cell granuloma of the mandible with denosumab: a case report
We describe the use of denosumab, which was successfully used as a single method of treatment, suggesting that it may be a viable alternative or adjunct to operation on giant cell granulomas of the jaws. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Marsupialisation for the treatment of unicystic ameloblastoma of the mandible: a long-term follow up of 116 cases
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): C. Zheng, R. Cao, W. Hong, M. Sheng, Y. HuAbstractUnicystic ameloblastoma is a unique histopathological type of ameloblastoma, and treatment is controversial. Marsupialisation is effective in reducing the size of cystic lesions and their complications. We have retrospectively analysed the clinical, histopathological, and prognostic data of affected patients who were treated by marsupialisation between 2003 and 2013 in three Chinese hospitals. Our aim was to evaluate the effects and prognosis, and the factors a...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Application of a digital guide in the removal of foreign body from the maxillofacial region
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): W. Ma, L.D. Wang, Y. Liang, M. Li (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Gossypiboma after Le Fort I osteotomy that manifested as a lesion of the maxillary sinus
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Mathew P.C., Rohini Kanitkar, Arun Ramaiah (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A mass guide for the harvest of cortico-cancellous bone from the posterior iliac crest for mandibular reconstruction
This study sought to find the mass of particulate cortico-cancellous bone graft required per 1 cm continuity defect of the mandible. Harvested bone was weighed, milled and maximally compressed in a syringe. The defect length (DL) was measured in centimetres, and the compressed bone volume (CBV) used was recorded. The wet bone mass (WBM) of bone required per centimetre of mandibular defect, and the mass of bone yielding 1cc of compressed bone was calculated. Results were analysed statistically to determine if clinically meaningful differences exist between male and female iliac crest. Forty three patient records were revi...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Rapidly progressing myofibroma of the gingiva- a rare occurrence
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): B. Srinivasan, Z. Al- Asaadi, R. Anand, P.A. Brennan (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

New video fluoroscopic chewing examination for patients who use dentures after mandibular reconstruction
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): T. Hayashi, K. Kuribayashi, T. Maeda, Y. Yamamoto (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 16, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Virtual reality in preoperative imaging in maxillofacial surgery: implementation of “the next level”?
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A.K. Bartella, M. Kamal, I. Scholl, S. Schiffer, J. Steegmann, D. Ketelsen, F. Hölzle, B. LethausAbstractNot only are current imaging techniques - cone-beam computed tomography (CT), CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - becoming more precise in capturing data, but the illustration and interpretation of the acquired images is no longer limited to conventional display screens or projectors. The so-called “virtual reality” (VR) glasses have the potential to engage the viewer in a 3-dimensio...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Facial necrotising fasciitis following rhytidectomy
We report a case of necrotising fasciitis of the face caused by a group A streptococcal infection after rhytidectomy on a healthy female patient. An abscess on her hand that had been caused by an infection related to a venous catheter had provided a potential entry for the pathogen, and treatment combined both surgical debridement and antibiotics. The operation had resulted in large tissue losses around the ears, which we treated by healing by second intention. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Conservative technique for enucleation of a large dentigerous cyst through bony fenestrations
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Oliver R. Mitchell, Rabindra P. Singh (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Alternative method for temporary stabilisation of displaced mandibular fractures
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): H. Cashman, J. Wareing, A. Power (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

One-stage technique for treatment of ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint, secondary micrognathia, and a prominent mandibular angle
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): W. Jia, Y. He, H. Helal, Y. Wang, J. Li (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Everolimus-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw in the absence of bisphosphonates: a case report
We report what is, to our knowledge, the first case of ONJ secondary to the use of everolimus, in the absence of treatment with bisphosphonates in a 65-year-old man who was given it for immunosuppression after a renal transplant. After 18 months of treatment, he was diagnosed with severe ONJ and underwent radical debridement of the palate and complete dental clearance of the maxilla. (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Epidemiological study of intraosseous lesions of the stomatognathic or maxillomandibular complex diagnosed by a Reference Centre in Brazil from 2006–2017
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J.G. Farias, R.C.A. Souza, S.F. Hassam, J.A. Cardoso, T.C.F. Ramos, H.K.A. SantosAbstractThis epidemiological study was designed to find out the incidence and factors associated with the occurrence of intraosseous lesions diagnosed at a Reference Centre in Brazil. We included all patients diagnosed with intraosseous lesions (cyst, tumour, bone-associated lesion, and periapical disease) during the period 2006–2017, and analysed the association between some sociodemographic and clinical variables and the t...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck to the thyroid: a single institution’s experience with a review of relevant publications
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A. Vatsyayan, D. Mandlik, P. Patel, P. Patel, N. Sharma, A. Joshipura, M. Patel, P. Odedra, J.C. Dubbal, D.S. Shah, S.A. Kanhere, K.J. Sanghvi, K. PatelAbstractThe thyroid gland is a rare site of metastasis, and in particular of those of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) from the head and neck region. We have reviewed the aetiology, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, radiological features, immunohistochemical profile, prognosis, and management of metastatic SCC from the head and neck region to the thyroid, an...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Audit of minimally invasive surgery for submandibular sialolithiasis
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): A.M. Holden, C.-B. Man, M. Samani, A.J. Hills, M. McGurkAbstractSialolithiasis is one of most common diseases to affect major salivary glands, with a symptomatic incidence of 27 cases per million per annum1. The majority form within the submandibular gland where minimally invasive treatments have all but eliminated adenectomy. All records of patients presenting with submandibular stones between 1997 and 2015 were reviewed. Stones 7 mm. Follow up was performed at 1 week and 3 months with current status perf...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Simulation of postoperative occlusion and direction in autotransplantation of teeth: application of computer-aided design and digital surgical templates
We describe a method that could simulate postoperative occlusion and direction of the donor tooth by using CAD and digital surgical templates, and evaluate the postoperative effect in five patients who had teeth autotransplanted. Computed tomographic data were imported into ProPlan CMF 3.0 software, the donor tooth was simulated to replace the recipient site according to the position of the occlusion and alveolar bone, and a digital template was designed to guide preparation of the socket. A computer-aided, rapid prototyped, tooth was used to match the socket and, finally, an occlusal template was designed to ensure that t...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Mr Harry Alty, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): J. Cawood, A. Flower (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 2, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Abnormalities of the muscles of the soft palate and their impact on auditory function in patients operated on for cleft palate: a case-control study
We examined the anatomy of the eustachian tube and the paratubal muscles of the soft palate with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), assessed auditory function, and correlated the results to evaluate the impact of the pathological anatomy on the function of the middle ear. A total of 64 ears in 32 patients were evaluated (Group A, n = 16) (Group B, controls = 16). MRI showed a short eustachian tube with a shortened tensor attachment in Group A when compared with Group B. The pterygoid hamulus was found to be intact in both groups, but extensive perihamular fibrosis was seen in Group A. A total of 15 ears in Group A h...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of wear and temperature of zirconia and tungsten carbide tools in drilling bone: in vitro and finite element analysis
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): M. Koopaie, S. Kolahdouz, E.M. KolahdouzAbstractDrilling is extensively used in operations on bones and dental implants, and yet poses a considerable challenge because it can damage cells as well as cause mechanical and thermal stresses to the bone. The goal of this study was to assess the temperature changes and instrument wear using both zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) ceramics and tungsten carbide (WC) tools using a 3-dimensional finite element analysis (FEA) of bone drilling. The wear of conical burrs made from Zr...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Publication date: June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Peter Banks
Publication date: June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 5Author(s): Andrew Brown (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Brit J Oral Surg (1983) 21. 78-93
Publication date: June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 5Author(s): (Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Audit of the two-week pathway for patients with suspected cancer of the head and neck and the influence of socioeconomic status
Publication date: June 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 5Author(s): S.N. Rogers, A. Staunton, R. Girach, S. Langton, D. LoweAbstractRates of head and neck cancer are high in patients with a low socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes are often poor. The degree to which people from different socioeconomic groups use the fast-track, two-week suspected cancer referral system is, however, unclear. The aim of this audit was therefore to analyse these referrals with reference to SES, and to focus on differences in clinical characteristics, source of referral, and rates of disease. T...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research