Comparative Study on the Efficacy of Postsurgical Oral Prophylactic Antibiotic Versus Antimicrobial Suture Placement Alone in Preventing Surgical Site Infection After Removal of Impacted Mandibular Third Molar
ConclusionChlorhexidine diacetate-impregnated polyglactin sutures showed reduced erythema, pain and trismus in healthy patients undergoing surgical removal of third molar. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of Prednisolone Mouthwash in Management of Grade III Oral Submucous Fibrosis: A Newer Drug Regimen
AbstractIntroductionThis clinical randomized controlled trial evaluates the effectiveness of prednisolone mouthwash as a treatment modality for moderately advanced cases of oral submucous fibrosis.Materials and MethodSixty-four patients were enrolled for the study and randomized into two groups (n = 32 in each group). The experimental group was treated with prednisolone mouthwash and antioxidant capsule as per GDCH Nagpur protocol, and control group was treated with antioxidant capsule only. The primary outcome variables were interincisal mouth opening, burning sensation, and recurrent ulceration. Clinic...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effect of Mandibular Advancement Surgery on Tongue Length and Height and Its Correlation with Upper Airway Dimensions
ConclusionsMandibular advancement surgery is a viable option for improvement in pharyngeal airway in skeletal Class II patients with retrognathic mandible. Changes in tongue length observed in our study may correspond to the stretch of protruders of tongue, especially genioglossus, and may point toward possible relapse on a long-term follow-up. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Split Crest Technique with Immediate Implant to Treat Horizontal Defects of the Alveolar Ridge: Analysis of Increased Thickness and Implant Survival
AbstractObjectiveTo assess bone thickness augmentation and implant survival in ridges with horizontal atrophy managed through split crest technique with concomitant installation of dental implants.Materials and MethodsThirteen patients with maxillary bone atrophy underwent surgery and had their bone thickness assessed through cone beam computed tomography 6  months pre- and postoperatively. Comparative measurements of initial and final bone height and thickness were taken using Dolphin Imaging® 11.5 software. The distance between the nasal fossa floor or the maxillary sinus and the alveolar crest determined the bo...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Clinical Signs and Intraocular Pressure Changes in Patients with Orbitozygomatic Complex Fractures
AbstractObjectives The study investigated the association between intraocular pressure changes and clinical ocular signs in 51 patients with orbitozygomatic complex fractures. Diplopia, chemosis, enophthalmos, subconjunctival haemorrhage, periorbital ecchymosis and extraocular muscles entrapment were assessed.Study DesignIntraocular pressure was measured in mmHg at different time intervals with Perkins and Goldman tonometers; within first 3  days of injury (T1), 24 h post-elevation within 3–14 days of injury (T2), 1 month after initial treatment assessment (T3), 2 months after initial treatme...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of Immediate Implant Placement Following Extraction with and Without Socket-Shield Technique in Esthetic Region
ConclusionThe two techniques need further comparison though our study results demonstrated better preservation of bone through the socket-shield technique, thus eliminating the need for any bony substitutes. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Potential Benefits from the Use of the Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap for Immediate Soft-Tissue Reconstruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
We describe our experience with the SCAIF during the pandemic in five patients with a variety of tumour types and locations. All five patients had a successful outcome with none requiring further reconstruction and all had a functional swallow postoperatively, including a patient who underwent a total pharyngeal reconstruction with a SCAIF.DiscussionThe use of a SCAIF during the current COVID-19 pandemic has significant advantages and is a reliable alternative to a soft tissue free flap. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Randomized Control Trial to Assess Intraoperative and Postoperative Outcomes of Colorado Microdissection Needle Versus Conventional Surgical Knife in Neck Dissection
AbstractAimWe designed a prospective randomized study to assess the outcome of Colorado microdissection needle in comparison with conventional surgical blade for performing neck dissections.Materials and MethodsSixty patients who underwent neck dissection for oral cancers were randomly allocated into two groups. The outcome measurements were in terms of cosmetic outcome of neck scar, intraoperative blood loss, over all operative time, and postoperative neck drain assessment.ResultsThe use of microdissection needle in performing skin incision and neck dissection eliminates the need for local anesthetic with vasoconstrictor ...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

O to T Flap for Central Forehead Defect Reconstruction
AbstractThe reconstruction of central forehead defect is challenging because of the paucity of the adjacent extensible tissue and aesthetic importance of the area. Reconstruction of this region should be done keeping in mind brow symmetry and natural hairline. Camouflaging the final scar lines in wrinkles or hairline should be the final goal. Even small resections in this region can be surprisingly difficult owing to resistance offered by galea to advancement despite significant undermining due to its inelastic composition and position over the skull ’s natural convexity. Following, we present a case report wherein w...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tongue Spindle Cell Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review
In this study, we analyse a new case of Sc-RMS variant in a young adult with an early diagnosis and a favourable outcome as a result of an appropriated multidisciplinary treatment: early surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Unusually Large Extranasopharyngeal Angiofibroma of the Infratemporal Fossa: A Rare Case Report
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 26, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Role of Telemedicine for Facio-Odontogenic Pain Management During COVID-19 Pandemic
ConclusionIf used wisely and as per recommendations, telemedicine is a very useful tool in the present COVID-19 pandemic, to avoid spread of infection to patients as well as health care workers. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Does Biphasic Calcium Phosphate-Coated Surface Increase the Secondary Stability in Dental Implants? A Split-Mouth Study
ConclusionRegarding ISQ measurements, the secondary stability in BCPC implants may be higher compared to SLA implants in two months after implant insertion. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 24, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Clinicopathological Study of Biopsied Tongue Lesions Among 5284 Dental Outpatients in Southern Iran
ConclusionThe findings showed that tongue biopsied lesions had low frequency. Irritation fibroma, SCC and OLP were the most common lesions with a female predilection. By comparing the present results with other epidemiologic studies, it revealed valuable data, which can be useful for dental practitioners. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Infinitesimal Peri-angular Pterygomasseteric Transectioning Approach (IPPTA) for the Base Fractures of the Mandibular Condyle: A Preliminary Study
DiscussionThe peri-angular approach has been discussed in the literature. The IPPTA highlights the use of a smaller incision providing an adequate exposure to the condylar base region for ORIF. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Traumatic Posterior Dislocation of Bilateral Mandible Condyles into External Auditory Canal Treated with Midline Mandibulotomy: A Rare Case Report and Review of Literature
ConclusionBilateral posterior dislocation is a rare condition; proper clinical, radiographic diagnosis, and early treatment with manual or surgical intervention are required to avoid complications. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 8, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Ophthalmic Complications Associated with Zygomatic Complex Fractures: A Randomised Descriptive Clinical Study
ConclusionIn conclusion, it was determined that there is a significant correlation between ophthalmic injuries caused by zygomatic complex fractures. There are a wide array of injuries affecting the eye due to trauma to the middle third of the face, and the superficial injury can be well evaluated and documented by a surgeon; however due to the extensive nature of the injuries in trauma and the importance of the eye, an ophthalmic examination cannot be ruled out. The need for evaluation of such injures deem it pertinent for observation by an ophthalmologist. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Recommendations for Safely Performing Major Head and Neck Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Experience with Implementation of a Workflow
AbstractCOVID 19 pandemic has affected the delivery of surgical services as a part of management of head and neck cancers all over the world. Since it may affect the overall cure as well as quality of life of these patients, it is necessary to continue providing surgical treatment but with minimal additional health hazards to the patient or the health care worker. For this, a workflow was formulated in a university teaching hospital in India with large head and neck cancer workload and implemented during the period of national lockdown. 125 major head and neck cancer cases were operated during this period out of which 25 p...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - September 2, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Inappropriate Socket Shield Protocol as a Probable Cause of Peri-Implant Bone Resorption: A Case Report
AbstractAlveolar ridge remodeling post-extraction is a well-documented process. Alveolar bone is in a continuous state of remodeling even after implant placement, and this leads to changes in the contour of the peri-implant tissues over the years. A vast number of procedures have been described in literature to address and correct this resorption including procedures like socket grafting, dual zone grafting, socket shield (partial extraction therapy) and many more. Socket shield (partial extraction therapy) is a relatively new procedure described in the literature. This technique aims to try and slow down this remodeling a...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of Changes in the Pharyngeal Airway Space as a Sequele to Mandibular Advancement Surgery: A Cephalometric Study
ConclusionPatients who underwent mandibular advancement showed a significant increase in the pharyngeal airway space and that remained stable during the evaluation period. As a consequence, mandibular advancement seems to be the most stable surgical movement in relation to airway dimensional gains. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Molecular Analysis as a Guide to Determining the Extent and Pathophysiology of Perilesional Tissues in Oral Epithelial Dysplasias
ConclusionThe disease status and progression based on p16 and EGFR expressions and co-expressions can be used as an effective guide to evaluating the progression of normal epithelium to dysplastic epithelium in otherwise clinically normal mucosa. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Novel Technique in the Management of Superolateral Dislocation of Unilateral Condyle
Conclusion“Wagh–Kokane’s” technique of manual reduction should be encouraged in complex cases of dislocation. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Quantitative Prediction of Change in Chin Position in Le Fort I Impaction
ConclusionThis study draws to a conclusive finding that the movement of maxilla in the superior direction has an effect on the repositioning of the chin in the anterior and cranial directions. This has led to a formulation that 1  mm of superior impaction of maxilla results in 0.6 mm of vertical and 0.2 mm of sagittal movement of chin. This might help to have a glance of future chin position and aid in deciding the need for mandibular surgery. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Digital Assessment of Difficulty in Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Extraction
ConclusionMandibular third molar difficulty level calculator can be useful software for dental practitioners in day-to-day practice. Dental students and professionals should be made aware of this software so as to utilize it to the utmost possible level. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Jugular Lymphadenitis as a Precursor to Burkholderia Pseudomallei Sepsis
We report a jugular lymphnode abscess associated with facial percutaneous inoculation of B. pseudomallei. Hospital course was complicated by endocarditis, septic arthritis and pyelonephritis. Surgical drainage and intensive and eradicative phase of antibiotics successfully cured the disease. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Retrospective Analysis of Subtarsal Incision in Maxillofacial Trauma
ConclusionSubtarsal incision shows good result with very minimal post-operative complications. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of Single Transverse Neck Incision for Modified Radical Neck Dissection
ConclusionSingle transverse neck incision is an acceptable technique for modified radical neck dissection as it provides adequate surgical exposure for achieving optimal nodal clearance with little technical difficulty. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Localized Oral Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Rare Occurrence with Review of the Literature
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Study of Human Mandibles of Indian Origin for Available Bone After Bone Reduction for Trefoil Concept: A In-Vitro Human Cadaver Mandible Study
ConclusionIt required an average bone reduction of 6.34  mm in males and 5.86 mm in females to achieve the platform required to use the prefabricated Trefoil bar in patients. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 5, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Salvage of Traumatic Ear Avulsion with a Modified Kummoona Auricular-Cervical Neck Flap
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - August 3, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Temporal Muscle Bipartition and Tripartition Transposition for Reconstructing the Orbital and Oral Empty Space in Mucormycosis of the Middle Third of the Face
ConclusionWe consider that the treatment is excellent due to the proximity of the temporal muscle to the surgical defect, achieving the objective of reconstruction without rejection. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative Analysis of the Anesthetic Efficacy of 0.5% Ropivacaine Versus 2% Lignocaine Hydrochloride with Adrenaline (1:80,000) for Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Surgical Removal of Impacted Mandibular Third Molars
Conclusion0.5% ropivacaine is safe, efficacious, clinically acceptable and equally potent local anesthetic agent when compared to 2% lignocaine with 1:80,000 adrenaline in oral and maxillofacial surgery for longer duration of surgeries. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Guided Intact Lower Rim for Mandibular Body Transport Distraction Osteogenesis: A Novel Surgical Technique
(Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Post-Traumatic Bilateral Superolateral Dislocation of Intact Mandibular Condyle with Symphysis Fracture Causing Typical Bird Facies Resembling TMJ Ankylosis and Asphyxia: An Unusual Case Report
This article reports a unique case of superolateral dislocation having a posterior component also, causing severe mandibular retrognathia (bird face deformity) and airway compression (asphyxia). Contemporary literature was also reviewed extensively, and it was found that no such type of case has been reported until date. The article also reviews etiology, causative mechanism of injury, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment planning of superolateral dislocations. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 31, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Vertical Bone Implant Contact Around Anterior Immediate Implants and Their Stability After Using Either Alloplast or L-PRF or Both in Peri-Implant Gap: A Prospective Randomized Trial
ConclusionsAll the graft materials were effective in promoting osseointegration when used as PIG filling materials alone or in combination around immediate implants in maxillary anterior region.CTRI No.REF/2015/06/009200 (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 28, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Correlation of Variables for WHARFE Assessment and Pederson Difficulty Index for Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Surgery —A Prospective Clinical Study
AbstractObjectivesTo assess the correlation of factors of WHARFE assessment and Pederson difficulty index for impacted mandibular third molar surgery.Study DesignA comparative study of difficult factors utilizing Pederson WHARFE and WAR lines was performed involving patients undergoing surgical removal of mandibular third molars for 100 such teeth.ResultsThe Spearman's rho correlation run to determine the relationship between Pederson difficulty index and WHARFE assessment values showed a strong, positive monotonic correlation at the 0.05 level (2-tailed;rs  = 0.242,n = 100,p = 0.015 
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Mimicking Benign Tumour in Maxillofacial Region
AbstractSarcomas are malignancies arising from mesenchymal (nonepithelial) tissue and are broadly classified into sarcomas of soft tissue and bone. Soft tissue sarcomas of the head and neck are rare; they comprise  
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 25, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Total Temporomandibular Joint Replacement and Simultaneous Orthognathic Surgery Using Computer-Assisted Surgery
ConclusionCombined surgery of the midface and mandible with total TMJ replacement is feasible and beneficial for the patient. CAS facilitates the planning and design of custom-fit prosthesis and execution of these procedures. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 23, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Ramal Growth Assessment in Temporo-Mandibular Joint Ankylosis in Growing Patient Without Growth Centre Transplantation: Radiograph Based Study
ConclusionOur investigations showed that mandibular growth rate increases after successful treatment of ankylosis in children. One drawback of this treatment protocol that we observed was that the total growth deficit manifested in all our patients could not be made up. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Distraction Osteogenesis Versus Orthognathic Surgery: Demystifying Differences in Concepts, Techniques and Outcomes
ConclusionThe authors present a review of existing literature combined with contrasting experience gained over the years in providing an overview of the merits and demerits of the two surgical techniques which will aid the clinician in justifying the use of one technique over the other. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 21, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Re: Maxillofacial Surgery and COVID-19, the Pandemic!
AbstractCOVID-19 pandemic revolutionised the practice of oral& maxillofacial surgery in addition to almost all specialties in health care across the globe. Stringent infection control is the cornerstone in this regard. However, there are some hidden benefits of COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing in reducing the incidence of maxillofacial trauma. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 20, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Modified Temporalis Myofascial Flap for Management of Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis: JAIN Technique
ConclusionThis technique can be easily and effectively used to ensure proper interpositioning during management of temporomandibular joint ankylosis to avoid recurrence. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Technological Integration of Virtual Surgical Planning, Surgical Navigation, Endoscopic Support and Patient-Specific Implant in Orbital Trauma
AbstractCurrently, we have different technologies and techniques that improve the results in orbital trauma. However, there are few studies that study the technological integration in orbital trauma and the synergism of all the techniques. For this reason, the objective of this case is to illustrate the management of orbital trauma by integrating endoscopic support, virtual surgical navigation, patient-specific implant, virtual surgical planning in the management of a sequel due to insufficient reconstruction of orbital volume. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 18, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A Comparative Study of Platelet-Rich Fibrin and Platelet-Rich Fibrin with Hydroxyapatite to Promote Healing of Impacted Mandibular Third Molar Socket
ConclusionPRF a mitogenic promoter together with a bone graft forms a scaffolding, promotes early healing thus being creating beneficial for the patient and is also economic. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 17, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Does Intraoperative Computed Tomography Improve the Outcome in Zygomatico-Orbital Complex Fracture Reduction?
ConclusionIntraoperative CT has an important role in assessing the accuracy of reduction and confirming implant position in ZMO/isolated orbital fractures. This can avoid the need for secondary corrective surgery and postoperative imaging. Intraoperative CT is an important tool to improve surgical outcomes in the management of ZMO orbital fractures. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Our Experience in Oral Commissure Reconstruction After Surgical Excision of Stage 3 and Stage 4 Oral Cavity Malignancy
ConclusionThe RFFF with Palmaris longus has excellent viability. It is a secure and reliable reconstructive option which produced satisfactory aesthetic and functional results. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of Third Molar Impaction Distribution and Patterns in a Sample of Lebanese Population
ConclusionsComparison of our results with other populations has shown similarities in certain criteria like angulation and relation to ramus, but most results varied. Thus, the current study can be taken as a baseline for further studies. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 16, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Management of the Nasal Deformity in the Unilateral Cleft of the Lip and Nose
AbstractCleft rhinoplasty is a demanding, technique-sensitive procedure. Part art, part science; it poses several probing questions to the surgeon. The unilateral cleft nasal deformity is a distinct entity because the pursuit of symmetry in the unilateral cleft nose makes the repair much more challenging. The advent of nasoalveolar moulding, the gaining popularity of primary (early) nasal repair and greater refinements in secondary (definitive) rhinoplasty techniques have contributed to better nasal results in unilateral cleft repair. Yet, some obstacles remain. This paper aims to discuss the anatomy of the unilateral clef...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 15, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Correlation of Panoramic Radiological and Intra-Operative Findings of Impacted Mandibular 3rd Molar in Relation to Inferior Alveolar Canal: A Prospective Study
ConclusionA true close relationship between the third molars and mandibular canal increases the risk of inferior alveolar nerve injury, and accurate evaluation of the relationship is essential to avoid the risk of surgery. The accuracy of the plain radiographs to diagnose an intimate relationship between the neurovascular bundle and the third molar root has its limitations, since only 12 of the 100 patients with positive radiological signs showed clinical evidence of involvement. Surgeons should be aware of the limitations of the radiographic markers of panoramic radiography and should consider more detailed imaging in mor...
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 13, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Collagen Versus Xenograft Bovine Bone Inserted Into Extraction Sockets: Healing and Pain Management
ConclusionsCollagen appears to support faster wound healing rate, higher potential influence on socket healing and decreased pain perception than xenograft bovine bone. (Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery)
Source: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery - July 11, 2020 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research