4% Articaine and 2% Lignocaine for Surgical Removal of Third Molar by Mandibular Nerve Block: A Randomized Clinical Trial for Efficacy and Safety
Conclusion4% Articaine is more potent and has longer duration of action with better postoperative analgesia and could be considered as an alternative to lignocaine in clinical practice. With management of postoperative pain being the critical component of patient care, clinical trials are required to develop long acting local anesthetic with increased postoperative analgesia effect. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Simplified Single-Penetration Technique of IANB (MK Technique) for Mandibular Anesthesia
ConclusionSimplified technique minimizes the number of penetrations, which substantially decreases patient ’s pain and discomfort levels not only during injection, but also during surgical procedures on mandibular posterior region because of extensive and profound buccal nerve territorial anesthesia. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Global Scenario of Research in Oral Cancer
Conclusion Proper oral screening and understanding of the genetic and environmental factors involved in oral carcinogenesis will allow the emphasis of cancer medicine to shift from the therapy of established oral cancer to the prevention of oral carcinogenesis. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative Evaluation of Efficacy of Conventional Arch Bar, Intermaxillary Fixation Screws, and Modified Arch Bar for Intermaxillary Fixation
ConclusionThis study emphasizes that the use of modified arch bar is quick and easy method than conventional arch bar with least chances of glove puncture and needle stick injury to the operator. Oral hygiene maintenance is comparatively better in patients with modified arch bar than with conventional arch bars. Modified arch bar was significantly stable when compared with IMF screws, and therefore, for the patients who require long-term intermaxillary fixation, modified arch bars can be a viable option. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Soft Tissue Injuries of the Maxillofacial Region Occurring from Motorcycle Accidents
ConclusionAbrasions are the most common type of soft tissue injury, and most common site was the nose, followed by the forehead, orbit and chin. Full-face helmets are more effective and protective as compared to open-face helmets. Open-face helmets offer minimal protection against facial injuries occurring from road traffic accidents. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Understanding Predictability Error in Orthognathic Surgery
ConclusionPlanning in orthognathic surgery using digitized two-dimensional cephalometric tracings and mock jaw surgery produces predictable results. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Ameloblastoma Management: “Horses for Courses” Protocol
ConclusionConsidering the benign nature of the tumour and the morbidity after resection, patients, most of whom are in the younger age group, can still be subjected to conservative treatment provided they are followed up for a long period thus assuring them of a better quality of life. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tongue Flap Reconstruction in Carcinoma of Oral Cavity: An Institutional Experience
ConclusionLateral tongue flap is a simple reliable flap for reconstruction of small- and medium-sized defects following resection of oral cavity cancers in terms of low morbidity and satisfactory functional outcomes. It obviates the need of distant tissue transfer. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Huge Radicular Cyst of the Maxilla Treated with Complete Resection and Immediate Reconstruction by Rib Bone Graft
AbstractRadicular cysts are the most common odontogenic cystic lesions that occur in jaws. They rarely become problematic and are incidentally found on routine dental radiographs. As they appear to reach a considerable size prior to medical attention due to their insidious and destructive growth characteristics during the intraosseous stage, treatment often requires extensive cystectomy and skeletal reconstruction. Here we present the case of an 18-year-old man who was sent to our department, because of a huge, bulging mass in his left cheek. Surgery consisted of complete removal of the cyst and immediate reconstruction of...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of two L shaped Plate on Plate Versus Single Conventional L Miniplate in Fixation of Subcondylar Mandibular Fractures
ConclusionThe results of this trial suggested that the treatment of mandibular condylar fractures with 2 (2-D) plates placed one over the other is better suited than conventionally practiced single-plate fixation. Increased 3-dimensional stability, low morbidity and infection rates are the advantages offered by 2-plate technique of ours. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Use of a Versatile Buccinator Myomucosal Flap in the Palatal Defect
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cranial Vault Defects and Deformities Resulting from Combat-Related Gunshot, Blast and Splinter Injuries: How Best to Deal with Them
This study also aims to analyze, review and reassess the currently accepted management perspectives and treatment protocols of combat-related cranial injuries and proposes a useful algorithm to best manage them. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Retrospective Study of Condylar Fracture Management in a Tertiary Care Hospital —A 10-Year Experience
ConclusionCondylar fractures more often do not require surgical intervention, and their incidence is more likely to occur when the third molar is either fully erupted or missing. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of Polyethylene Surgical Drape as an Alternative Wound Dressing Material, Compared to Banana Leaf ( Musa paradisiaca) Dressing in Facial Abrasions
AbstractBackground and ObjectivesFacial abrasions, the most common squeal of trauma, have been treated widely by moist occlusive dressings. This novel study aims to evaluate polyethylene surgical drape dressing (PESG) as an alternative to autoclaved banana leaf (Musa paradisiaca) dressing in facial abrasions.Study DesignSixty patients who reported to our emergency department, having abrasions over head, neck and face region secondary to trauma, were included. Thirty patients were given PESG, and 30 were given banana leaf dressings. Dressings were changed daily for 7  days. Pain on dressing change, status of wound bed ...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The Nuances of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Surgery: Tips and Tricks
ConclusionThe subtle modifications address various aspects such as the adequacy of the preauricular approach, the use of a wide flame-shaped bur, the obliquity of the arthroplastic osteotomy, burnishing the residual ramal stump devoid of irrigation, temporalis muscle release and coronoidectomy, aggressive intermittent intraoperative jaw physiotherapy, mandatory use of a vacuum drain and rigorous postoperative jaw physiotherapy. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Maxillofacial Nursing: Assessing the Knowledge and Awareness of Nurses in Handling Maxillofacial Injuries Through a Comprehensive Survey
ConclusionIt can be concluded that there is a requirement of new guidelines and recommendations in the existing teaching and training modules being followed by the nursing schools across the country. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Current Strategies in Post-traumatic Orbital Reconstruction
AbstractPosttraumatic orbital reconstruction is one of the most fascinating fields in reconstructive craniomaxillofacial surgery. Hardly any other field in craniomaxillofacial surgery has changed so much in terms of diagnostics, biomaterial selection for reconstruction, surgical techniques including approaches and quality control. In particular, in the field of reconstructive orbital surgery all advances in modern medical treatment are summarized and represented. Reconstructive orbital surgery thus became the medical field spearheading all reconstructive surgical specialties in terms of use of DICOM-data, computer assistan...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 12, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Report of a Case of Tuberculosis of Mandibular Condyle in a Patient on Haemodialysis
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cyst Enucleation Revisited: A New Technical Modification to Ensure Complete Removal of Cystic Lining
ConclusionThe newly proposed technique reduced the chances of cystic lining perforation and ensures the in toto enucleation of cysts in majority of the operated cases. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 8, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The Comparison of Utilizing Piezotome and Surgical Disc in Ridge Splitting of Atrophic Edentulous Maxillary Ridge
AbstractObjectiveNarrow dentoalveolar ridges remain a serious challenge for the successful placement of dental implants. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of piezosurgery versus surgical disc on ridge splitting in the atrophic edentulous maxilla.Materials and MethodsThis was a double-blinded randomized clinical trial. The healthy subjects who were candidates for maxillary ridge expansion were included in this experiment. Patients were randomly divided into two groups: piezosurgery group and surgical disc group. The width of the bone in the surgical site was measured by surgical calliper before the ...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 5, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Ti –15Mo Alloy Decreases the Stress Concentration in Mandibular Angle Fracture Internal Fixation Hardware
ConclusionFrom a clinical standpoint, the use of Ti –Mo alloy with reduced stiffness will decrease the stress shielding between the hardware and bone, influencing the outcome of the treatment. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - June 3, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Epidemiological Study of the Socioeconomic Impact of Mandible Fractures in a Spanish Tertiary Hospital: Review of the Literature
ConclusionThe principal aim of the treatment of mandible fractures is to restore the function of the patient occlusion. A malocclusion after surgery may decrease the patient quality of life, so a correct fracture reduction could shrink health spending. After the result shown in the present study, the social education should be improved in the developed countries with the objective of decline in the amount of aggressiveness. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Bite Force as a Parameter for Comparison Between Three-Dimensional and Standard Titanium Miniplates for the Management of Anterior Mandibular Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Double-Blinded Clinical Trial
ConclusionThe clinical outcome of both the 3D and standard miniplate systems in the present study was similar; however, the following advantages with the use of 3D miniplates can be highlighted:Relatively lesser operating time.Three-dimensional stability of the fracture site and simultaneous stabilization at superior and inferior borders in the fixation of mandibular fractures. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Parry Romberg Syndrome: Literature Review and Report of Three Cases
Abstract Parry Romberg Syndrome or Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy is a rare disease usually affecting one side of face with loss of soft and hard tissues. The disease appears suddenly and is usually self-limiting in 2 –10 years time. The loss of soft and hard tissue leads to aesthetic and functional deficits which are compounded by the presence of associated symptoms like neuralgia, migraine, epilepsy and ocular involvement. The degree of deformity depends on the age at which the disease manifests first; the y ounger the age, the more severe the deformity. These patients undergo severe psychological trauma and...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Study of Quality of Life in Patients with Soft Tissue Reconstruction Following Mandibulectomy
ConclusionIn EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire, all functional scales showed deterioration with maximum in physical function. Symptom scales showed worsening but significant improvement was found in pain when evaluated by EORTC-HN35. However, the global health status/QL was found to be improved marginally. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis Release: 17  Years of Experience with 521 Joints
ConclusionWe conclude that after TMJ ankylosis release with interpositional arthroplasty, reconstruction of the RCU with L ramus osteotomy is the most favorable. This procedure not only causes least complications, but also maintains height of ramus, facilitating surgeries for secondary asymmetry correction. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of Total Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Replacement in TMJ Ankylosis
ConclusionBiomet Microfixation system is a viable treatment option for reconstruction of TMJ in cases of ankylosis with no major complications. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Fungal Rhinosinusitis: Unravelling the Disease Spectrum
AbstractFungal rhinosinusitis (FRS), once considered a rare disease, has seen a steep rise in incidence in recent times. This global rise in the burden of fungal disease is a consequence of an increment in the population with weakened immune systems. Increased life expectancy with rise in conditions like diabetes mellitus, medical advancements with invasive interventions, use of immunosuppressive drugs and chemo-radiotherapy all lead to unique risk situations. The situation becomes more alarming with the fact that there has been a significant rise in cases in immune-competent hosts with no predisposing factors. FRS represe...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sarcomatoid Carcinoma: “A Surgeons Nightmare”
AbstractSarcomatoid carcinoma (SC) is a rare and unique disease of the oral cavity. It is a biphasic squamous cell carcinoma with sarcoma-like characteristics. It is a strikingly aggressive lesion with a rapid rate of growth and a high rate of metastasis. Diagnosing a sarcomatoid carcinoma may present a challenge; most can only be ascertained by immunohistochemical study. An aggressive treatment plan should be devised for this uncompromising disease with a readiness to accept the dire outcome. We hereby present a case of a 50-year-old male patient, with no history of deleterious habit, diagnosed with SC of the buccal mucos...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Taenia Solium: A Rare Expression in Oral Cavity
AbstractCysticercosis is a helminthic infection caused by the larval stage of pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The worm requires different hosts during its different stages of development. Humans are the definitive hosts and harbor the adult worms, while pigs harbor the larval stage and act as the intermediate hosts. This disease is endemic in developing countries of the world where poor sanitary conditions are prevalent. It manifests mostly in form of lesions in the subcutaneous tissues, brain and skeletal muscles. It is interesting to note that the oral cavity is a rare site for its occurence and pose as a diagnostic challe...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Purse String Suture Closure: A Useful Double-Layer Technique for Closure of an Oronasal Communication
ConclusionIntramucosal purse string suture technique provides adjacent local tissue for closure of oronasal communication. This technique is easy and can be used as an alternative option for double-layered closure of an oronasal communication, without donor site morbidity and minimal patient discomfort. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Culture of Safety: Read Beyond Academic Textbooks and Specialty Journals to Imbibe Best Practices of Other Professions
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Transoral Excision of a Deep Parotid Lobe Lesion Using Ultrasound-Guided Wire Localization: A Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
ConclusionIn selected cases, with appropriate expertise, this dynamic approach can potentially be used even for malignant disease to limit post-operative morbidity when managing small deep parotid lobe lesions. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Confounding Factors on the Comparison of Diclofenac Versus Ketoprofen as a Transdermal Drug Delivery System
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 30, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Can Low-Level Laser and Light-Emitting Diode Enhance the Stability of Dental Implants?
AbstractPurposeStability of dental implants is an important factor for evaluation of osseointegration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of combined use of low-level laser (LLL) and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the stability of dental implants during the healing phase.Materials and MethodsThis was a randomized clinical trial. Patients were assigned to two groups: In group 1, patients received LLL and LED 20  min/day for 10 days after implant insertion. Patients in group 2 (controls) did not undergo LLL and LED. The implant stability quotient (ISQ) was measured at 0 (time 0), 10 (time 1), 2...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 29, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sialolithiasis: An Unusually Large Salivary Stone
AbstractSialolithiasis is characterized by obstruction of a salivary gland or its duct due to the formation of calcareous concretions, leading to recurrent painful swelling of the involved gland. It is aggravated while eating. Submandibular gland is the most commonly affected gland. The size of the sialolith may range from 1 to 10  mm. Sometimes, the formation of sialo-oral or sialo-cutaneous fistula may promote the growth of the sialolith to a giant size of 15 to 20 mm. Giant sialolith of size greater than 20 mm is sparse in the literature. The purpose of this presentation is to report a case of an unusuall...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Hyoid Bone Fracture Concomitant with a Comminuted Mandibular Fracture
AbstractThe hyoid bone fracture secondary to trauma other than strangulation is a rare event, regarding the literature. Hereby, we presented a rare and interesting case of hyoid bone fracture associated with comminuted mandibular fracture following falling-down in a 13-year-old girl. The importance of timely diagnosis and proper treatment plan would be discussed, as well. The maxillofacial surgeon should be aware of the possibility of a hyoid bone fracture in patients who have suffered maxillofacial trauma. Potentially fatal respiratory complications can develop rapidly unless proper care is given to such injuries. (Source...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 28, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Is Impregnation of Xenograft with Caffeine Effective on Bone Healing Rate in Mandibular Defects? A Pilot Histological Animal Study
AbstractIntroduction and AimThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of two concentrations of caffeine (1.5% and 3%) powder added to Bio-Oss xenograft on bone healing rate of iatrogenic mandibular defects in dogs.Materials and MethodThe researchers implemented a pilot study on ten male adult mongrel dogs. Two 4-mm circular critical-sized defects were trephined on each side of the mandibular body (a total of 4 defects for each dog). One of the defects remained empty as a control group. The other three defects in each case were randomly filled with 1.5% or 3% caffeinated Bio-Oss or pure Bio-Oss. The mandible specimen...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 27, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo After Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Our Experience and Review of Literature
ConclusionOur statistical analysis revealed a relationship between surgical time and comorbidity and onset of vertigo for each group of patients. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 22, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Navigation-Assisted Orbital Trauma Reconstruction Using a Bioactive Osteoconductive/Bioresorbable u-HA/PLLA System
AbstractOrbital fractures with orbital wall defects are common facial fractures encountered by oral –maxillofacial surgeons, because of the exposed position and thin bony walls of the midface. The primary goal of surgery is to restore the pre-injury anatomy and volume of hard tissue, and to free incarcerated or prolapsed orbital tissue from the fracture by bridging the bony defects with reconstr uctive implant material and restoring the maxillofacial–orbital skeleton. Numerous studies have reported orbital fracture repair with a wide variety of implant materials that offer various advantages and disadvantages. ...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 21, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Histopathological Evaluation of Inferior Alveolar Neurovascular Bundle in Cases of Trigeminal Neuralgia
ConclusionThe demyelination of inferior alveolar nerve due to pathologic vascular changes in peripheral vasculature may have a role in initiation and precipitation of trigeminal neuralgia, and hence, peripheral neurectomy has a significant role in alleviating pain. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 20, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Retraction of Orbital Soft Tissue During Orbital Surgery: A Technical Note
ConclusionHere, we suggest an adjunct to the orbital retractors in control prolapsing soft tissues. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Pedicled Supraclavicular Flap for Neck Defect Reconstruction in Poland Syndrome
ConclusionThe supraclavicular fasciocutaneous flap is a versatile and useful pedicled flap reconstruction for head and neck defects. It is possible in patients with Poland syndrome as shown, and the pedicle should be checked with preoperative Doppler and an exploratory incision before completely raising it. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 19, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Improvisation of Nasogastric Tube as Distractor Port Sleeve: A Novel Technique
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 13, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Delay in the Referral of Pregnant Patients with Fascial Spaces Infection: A Cross-Sectional Observational Study from Khartoum Teaching Dental Hospital, Sudan
ConclusionMisconceptions among women regarding dental treatment during pregnancy were the most common cause of the delay. The myths and misconceptions should be addressed by dentists and prenatal care providers about oral health during pregnancy, and obstetricians ’ awareness increased that oral health needs special attention during pregnancy. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Study on Metabolic, Nutritional and Biochemical Profile of Tobacco Users With and Without Oral Precancer Lesions
ConclusionThe above-highlighted text shows that micronutrients play dominant role in maintenance of oral health and its deficiency may result in the growth of oral precancer. So involving diet rich in zinc, iron, selenium, vitamin E and C may help in maintaining healthy nation. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - March 7, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Changes in Pharyngeal Airway Following Isolated Lefort One Osteotomy for the Correction of Vertical Maxillary Excess: A Prospective Study
ConclusionAmong the three segments of airway studied, oropharyngeal airway volume has shown the highest post-surgical reduction though statistically insignificant. ESS scores were within normal limits. Hence, we are of the opinion that there is lack of evidence to conclude that the patients undergoing lefort one superior repositioning for the treatment of VME might develop significant narrowing of PAS that may predispose the patient to breathing disorders. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of Sodium Hyaluronate for Temporomandibular Joint Disorder by Single-Puncture Arthrocentesis
ConclusionOur study shows that single-puncture Ringer ’s lactate arthrocentesis followed by sodium hyaluronate injection is effective in the management of the internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sialoendoscopy: Review and Nuances of Technique
ConclusionThe author simplifies the various systems of sialoendoscopes and the utility of the instruments. The future of transluminal and intraluminal salivary procedures is within the oral and maxillofacial surgical realm with simulators and multidimensional imaging and navigational advances. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Acquired Frontal Bone Defects Using Titanium Mesh Implants: A Retrospective Study
ConclusionIn reconstruction of frontal bone defects, titanium mesh gives satisfactory results. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - January 11, 2019 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research