The use of platelet-rich fibrin as a hemostatic material in oral soft tissues
AbstractThe control of postoperative bleeding represents one of the main intercurrent events associated with soft tissue surgical procedures in the oral cavity. In this context, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) membranes are materials with great potential for optimizing soft tissue healing and induction of hemostasis. This interventional case series describes the treatment of 10 patients with excisional biopsy of benign oral cavity lesions, following a screening sequence at the surgery clinic of a Brazilian dental school between the years of 2015 and 2017. After treatment with PRF, patients presented mean time for postoperative ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 26, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Reply to letter to the editor commenting on the article “Intraosseous venous malformation of the zygomatico-orbital complex. Case report and literature review with focus on confusions in vascular lesion terms”
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Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

An intra-oral approach to facial skin lumps —a move towards scarless surgery
We report an extended cases series of facial skin lumps that were excised using an intra-oral approach.MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on all patients who underwent excisions of benign cutaneous lesions on the face via an intra-oral approach. Patient demographics, indication for surgery and complications were noted.ResultsForty-seven lesions were excised over a 15-year period. Indications for surgery included benign lesion with minimal skin involvement, risks of keloid/scar hypertrophy and cosmetic factors. Lesions were predominantly epidermoid cysts and lipomas. Mean follow-up was 2.9  years with a 6.4%...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

About venous malformations of the facial bones
(Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 14, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Influence of cortical bone anchorage on the primary stability of dental implants
ConclusionsInsertion torque values and implant stability quotients were influenced by cortical bone contact. No significant correlation was found between IT and ISQ values —higher insertion torque values do not necessarily lead to higher implant stability quotients. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The use of mineralized bone allograft as a single grafting material in maxillary sinus lifting with severely atrophied alveolar ridge (1 –3 mm) and immediately inserted dental implants. A 3- up to 8-year retrospective study
AbstractObjectiveThe primary aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of mineralized bone allograft alone in sinus floor augmentation with simultaneous implant placement in cases with severe atrophy of the residual maxillary bone (bone height
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of intravenous tramadol versus ketorolac in the management of postoperative pain after oral and maxillofacial surgery
ConclusionApart from first 2  h where the changes are non-significant, this study clearly demonstrates the advantage of the intravenous tramadol in the management of postoperative pain and ease of administration in postoperative patient through IV cannula. The side effects of both the drugs were insignificant and did not have any effect on the result. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of complications and flap losses in mandibular reconstruction with microvascularized fibula flap
AbstractThe mandibular defects caused by mandibulectomies can involve esthetic and functional sequelae in patients. The fibula presents positive aspects and can be used as an option for mandibular reconstruction after tumor resections or extensive traumas. Furthermore, this retrospective study of the patients who have passed through a mandibular reconstruction with a microvascular fibular flap over the last 17  years describes the experience of the Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryService at the ErastoGaertner Hospital, Curitiba/PR. The use of this flap type has a complication rate of 32.3%, which includes the fixation m...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 25, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Use of 3-D printing technologies in craniomaxillofacial surgery: a review
AbstractThree-dimensional (3-D) printing is a method of manufacturing in which materials like plastic or metal are deposited onto one another in layers to produce a 3-D object. Because of the complex anatomy of craniomaxillofacial structures, full recovery of craniomaxillofacial tissues from trauma, surgeries, or congenital malformations is extremely challenging. 3-D printing of scaffolds, tissue analogs, and organs has been proposed as an exciting alternative to address some of these key challenges in craniomaxillofacial surgery. There are four broad types of 3-D printing surgical applications that can be used in cranioma...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 25, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A nationwide survey of undergraduate training in oral and maxillofacial surgery
ConclusionOMF surgery with its involvement both in medical and dental education has a special position as a surgical discipline. Our results show that OMF as a specialty is underrepresented in dental and especially in medical education considering the numerical and health economic importance of OMF consultations. Enhancing curricular integration and developing more structured examination forms is necessary to guarantee a high quality of OMF education. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 24, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative study of primary and secondary closure of the surgical wound after removal of impacted mandibular third molars
AbstractAimAim of the study is to compare the primary and secondary healing after surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars, in terms of swelling, severity of pain, trismus, and periodontal healing between two types of closure.Materials and methodsA total of 60 patients, divided into two groups randomly: group A, with 30 patients in which primary closure was done; group B, with 30 patients in which secondary closure was done. A comparison between two groups was done in terms of postoperative pain, swelling, trismus at first, third, and seventh postoperative days, and periodontal healing near adjacent second mola...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A comparative study of the effect of two dosages of submucosal injection of dexamethasone on postoperative discomfort after third molar surgery: a prospective randomized study
ConclusionIt can be concluded that corticosteroids are effective in curtailing the postoperative edema of lower third molar surgery but have negligible analgesic effect. As no statistically significant difference is found between both the regimes of dexamethasone, i.e., 4 and 8  mg so within the confines of our study, it may be concluded that 4 mg dexamethasone can be given safely to reduce the postoperative edema after the third molar surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of soft and hard tissue changes following endosseous implant placement using flap and flapless techniques in the posterior edentulous areas of the mandible —a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionAlthough the flapless technique of endosseous implant placement had statistically significant less PD, bone loss, and pain than the flap technique, the difference was found to have uncertain clinical significance. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Expansive renal osteitis fibrosa: a case report
AbstractHyperparathyroidism (HPT) is an endocrine metabolic disorder characterized by increased secretion of parathyroid hormone. Untreated secondary HPT leads to renal osteodystrophy (ROD). Facial skeletal abnormalities in patients with ROD are rare. The purpose of this paper is to report a conservative surgical approach of exuberant osteitis fibrosa lesions in patient with chronic kidney disease. A 24-year-old female was referred to maxillofacial surgery department with giants ROD affecting palate, maxilla, and mandible, resulting in esthetic and functional impairment. The pathogeneses and multidisciplinary management of...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 4, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Guided bone regeneration in calvarial critical size bony defect using a double-layer resorbable collagen membrane covering a xenograft: a histological and histomorphometric study in rats
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated that GBR with a xenogeneic material in rat calvarial (CSD) of 5  mm requires the application of resorbable collagen membranes in either single or double layer, and a single layer alone is sufficient to promote this regeneration. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Intraosseous venous malformation of the zygomatico-orbital complex. Case report and literature review with focus on confusions in vascular lesion terms
We present a case for zygomatic intraosseous venous malformation of traumatic etiology with growth dynamics presentation and a multidisciplinary treatment approach, with intravascular embolization surgical ablation and primary reconstructruction using a titanium patient-specific implant (PSI), and a review of the literature for intraosseous vascular lesions of the facial skeleton focusing on the diagnostic syntagms used by the involved medical personnel, to shed light on the confusions over these terms. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prevalence of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients who underwent orthognathic surgery
ConclusionThe incidence of patients who develop SIRS after orthognathic surgery is relatively high and we should pay attention to the possible complications that these cases can evolve. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Accuracy of two-dimensional pharyngeal airway space prediction for bimaxillary orthognathic surgery
Conclusions2D computer-based cephalometric prediction in Dolphin Imaging software offers a good orientation to professionals during the surgical procedure of bimaxillary surgeries since its use is considered clinically relevant in daily practice. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Patients with unilateral squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and ipsilateral lymph node metastasis do not profit from bilateral neck dissection
ConclusionPatients with unilateral SCC of the tongue benefit from an ipsilateral neck dissection regarding nodal relapse. The value of elective bilateral neck dissection as standard treatment seems questionable even if positive lymph nodes were diagnosed ipsilateral at primary therapy. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 29, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Clinical evaluation of two dexamethasone regimens in the extractions of impacted third molars —a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionPre-emptive use of different dexamethasone regimens had a beneficial effect against pain, edema, and mouth opening limitation, especially when administered at an 8  mg concentration, which suggests that this protocol may also be efficient for more invasive surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Low-dose methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis: a potential risk factor for bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw
We present three patients with osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis [RA] who consumed oral bisphosphonates [alendronate] for less than 1 year and developed BIONJ within 2 to 5 months of undergoing a traumatic dental procedure. The patients also gave a history of consuming low doses of methotrex ate [disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs] up to 20 mg weekly for 4 to 10 years. No history of steroid consumption was given by any of the patients. This case series highlights the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis and low-dose methotrexate being potential risk factors for BIONJ. This may be o n account of t...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 5, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Use of ultrasonic scalpel and monopolar electrocautery for skin incisions in neck dissection: a prospective randomized trial
AbstractPurposeUltrasonic scalpel (UC) and monopolar electrocautery (ME) are standard equipment for soft tissue surgery. The aim of the present study was to compare intraoperative and postoperative patterns of patients using either UC or ME for skin incisions in neck dissection.Material and methodsIn a prospective randomized study of 30 patients, the thermal effects of UC (n = 15) and ME (n = 15) were examined using real-time infrared thermographic imaging. Additionally, tissue damage was evaluated histopathologically. The other measured variables were operation and bleeding time, postoperative ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 28, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of single versus two non-compression miniplates in the management of unfavourable angle fracture of the mandible: a prospective randomized clinical study
ConclusionIn the management of unfavourable mandibular angle fracture, two miniplates must be preferred over the use of single miniplate as using two miniplates results in better results with minimal complications. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 19, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Lower third molar displaced to lateral pharyngeal space after mandibular angle fracture: a case report
AbstractThe removal of displaced dental elements from deep anatomical spaces is a condition that requires the knowledge of the region and skills to perform the procedure. The lateral pharyngeal space contains important structures such as the internal carotid artery and close proximity with the cranium basis. The aim of this paper is to report a clinical case of a lower third molar displaced to the lateral pharyngeal space after a mandibular angle fracture and its treatment by surgical intervention. The tooth was removed under general anesthesia by direct approach and the fracture was reduced and fixed with a plate and scre...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 18, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Radiographic study of mandibular third molars: evaluation of the position and root anatomy in Brazilian population
ConclusionThe present study showed that the most prevalent mandibular third molar type in Brazilian patients was the IA and mesioangular position, with simple root anatomy. The result of this study can assist oral surgeons to better plan and assess the level of difficulty of surgical removal procedures. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 15, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Postural assessment in class III patients before and after orthognathic surgery
This study aimed to assess body posture before and after bimaxillary orthognathic surgery by photogrammetry in skeletal class III patients.MethodsThirty-one patients with skeletal class III dentofacial deformities (14 men, 17 women) who underwent orthodontic preparation for surgery were included in this non-randomized controlled trial. Of these, 15 who did not undergo orthognathic surgery during the period of this study served as controls. Postural assessment was performed by photogrammetry using SAPO ® (Postural Assessment Software) based on anterior-, posterior-, and lateral-view images taken 1 month before and ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

To assess the efficacy of socket plug technique using platelet rich fibrin with or without the use of bone substitute in alveolar ridge preservation: a prospective randomised controlled study
ConclusionAtraumatic extraction may minimise the post-operative pain and discomfort to patient as well as the post-extraction alveolar height and width changes. The use of PRF and/or bone substitute even though clinically contributes to better post-operative healing and minimal loss of alveolar width and height, the values were not statistically significant. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 6, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Letter to the editor: “Considerations in computer-aided design for inlay cranioplasty: technical note”
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Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 3, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tactile recovery assessment with shortened Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments in patients with buccinator myomucosal flap oral cavity reconstructions
ConclusionsShortened monofilaments allow easily assessment of tactile sensitivity in all the oral cavity areas, even in operated patients which often present lockjaw or microstomia. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 2, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prosthetic versus surgical rehabilitation in patients with maxillary defect regarding the quality of life: systematic review
ConclusionsSurgical rehabilitation provides a better line of treatment in improving the QOL for patients with maxillary defects. On the other hand, prosthetic has proved effectiveness in the immediate post-surgical times as temporary strategy, and it has represented a good alternative when the surgical obturation is compromised. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 31, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Is amalgamated ligno-bupivacaine an answer to complicated minor oral surgical anesthesia? A randomized split-mouth double-blind clinical trial
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to find a suitable anesthetic combination for complicated and protracted minor oral surgical procedures.MethodsFifty patients with bilaterally impacted deep-seated mandibular third molars were included in this study and randomly divided on the basis of anesthetic used into two groups. Group A received 2% lignocaine with 1:200,000 adrenaline while in group B, amalgamated mixture of 2% lignocaine and 0.5% bupivacaine was used. The onset time, duration of anesthetic effect, supplementary injections, pain (during local anesthetic deposition, intra and postoperatively), and postopera...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 23, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sialolith removal in the submandibular region using surgical diode laser: report of two cases and literature review
ConclusionOffering advantages such as enhanced coagulation properties and high-quality incision, absence of bleeding, low risk of nerve damage, and few comorbidities. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 22, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Is dipyrone effective as a preemptive analgesic in third molar surgery? A pilot study
This study intended to answer the following hypothesis: Is the administration of dipyrone preemptively capable of decreasing trans- and postoperative pain in the third molar surgical extraction?MethodsA pilot prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study was carried out with 25 patients submitted to the third molar surgical extraction at two moments, one side in each intervention. Dipyrone (1  g) was preemptively administered (study group) for the extraction of two third molars on the same side and, in a second surgical procedure, dipyrone (1 g) was administered in the immediate postoperative period (control ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 20, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Resistance of four fixation techniques used to treat subcondylar fractures
This study aimed to evaluate the resistance of four fixation techniques used to treat subcondylar fractures. The following techniques were evaluated: fixation with one 4-hole single straight plate; fixation with one 2-mm 4-hole system plate and one 1.5-mm 3-hole system plate; fixation with two 2-mm plates with a 3-hole anterior plate; and fixation with two 2-mm plates with four holes each.Study designEach fixation technique was subjected to a resistance test. The load values were measured when displacement of 1, 2, and 5 mm was reached. Load values were compared for statistically significant differences using analysis of variance (ANOVA;p
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Metastases from distant primary tumours on the head and neck: clinical manifestation and diagnostics of 91 cases
ConclusionDistant metastases on the head and neck are rare and, therefore, pose a challenge for the oncologist and other involved disciplines. Most distant metastases occur within the first five years. Late metastases, especially in breast carcinoma, are still possible after 20  years. A surgical examination should be carried out if the findings are not clear due to multiple differential diagnoses. In particular, surgical options under palliative aspects should be examined. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Use of Kerrison Rongeur for safe and effective removal of bone in temporomandibular joint ankylosis
(Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Behavior of C-reactive protein in association with surgery of facial fracture and the influence of dexamethasone
AbstractPurposeTo clarify pre- and postoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in patients with facial fractures and to investigate the influence of perioperatively administered dexamethasone on postoperative CRP levels.Patients and methodsFacial fracture patients were randomized to receive perioperatively a total dose of 30  mg of dexamethasone (Oradexon®), whereas patients in the control group received no glucocorticoid. The analysis included patients who had CRP measured pre- and postoperatively.ResultsA total of 73 adult patients with facial fractures were included in the final analysis. Mean CRP level was e...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 16, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Human bite injuries to the head and neck: current trends and management protocols in England and Wales
ConclusionHuman bites pose a number of unique problems, ranging from cellulitis to the transmission of communicable diseases. The maxillofacial surgeon has the added dilemmas surrounding subsequent repair and reconstruction. Appreciation of the complexity of human bite injuries will ensure optimal care for the patient. We propose a set of guidelines developed ‘in-house’ to assist in the management of human bite injuries. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 14, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Assessment of oral cancer pain, anxiety, and quality of life of oral squamous cell carcinoma patients with invasive treatment procedure
The objective of the current study was to assess the preoperative and postoperative oral cancer pain, anxiety, and quality of life of OSCC patients with invasive treatment procedure.MethodsThe current study was conducted by interviewing 21 (10 males; 11 females) patients who had been diagnosed with stage 3 and stage 4 OSCC and about to go through surgery at the inpatient ward of Surgical Oncology Department, Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia. A preoperative and interview was conducted by using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality o...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Considerations in computer-aided design for inlay cranioplasty: technical note
ConclusionsThese changes to implant design and cranioplasty techniques facilitate the insertion and fixation of patient-specific cranial implants and improve esthetic outcomes. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 8, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Differences between osteoradionecrosis and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
AbstractPurposeThe appearance of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is similar, but clinically important differences between ORN and MRONJ exist. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical data between ORN and MRONJ and to reveal the critical differences between these diseases.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the epidemiological data, clinical findings, and treatment in 27 ORN and 61 MRONJ patients. Radiographic signs before the initiation of treatment were also assessed.ResultsThe median age (P = 0.0474) and the ratio of female to male patients (P 
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 9, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A prospective assessment of outcomes following the use of autologous blood for the management of recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocation
ConclusionIntra- and peri-articular ABI is more effective than peri-articular blood application alone in the treatment of CRTMD, although the difference was not statistically significant. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 30, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Utility of superiorly based platysma myocutaneous flap for reconstruction of intraoral surgical defects: our experience
ConclusionThe PMF is simple, versatile and could be valued as a reconstructive alternative, with interesting visual qualities. It is a good therapeutic alternative tool for reconstruction of the buccal mucosa, especially for small- and medium-sized defects between 2 and 4  cm2 of the oral cavity. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 23, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The use of fibrin glue to stabilize geometry of free-flaps vascular pedicle
(Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Most cited publications in oral and maxillofacial surgery: a bibliometric analysis
ConclusionDespite considerable advances in the quality of both clinical and laboratory research, only six level I studies were identified. Osteonecrosis/bisphosphonates and platelet-rich plasma were frequent topics indicating the recent interests in these fields. The USA has continued to play a major role in the research; however, there needs to be more international, multi-institutional cooperative collaborations. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A case of traumatic infraorbital neuroma
AbstractA 53-year-old Afghan man presented with a 12-month history of left proptosis, diplopia and facial swelling 20  years after a bomb blast injury. Magnetic resonance and computed tomography imaging revealed a well-circumscribed lesion centred within the left inferior orbit/superior maxillary sinus along with left orbital fracture. Histopathology and immunostaining of the debulked lesion were consistent with t raumatic neuroma of the infraorbital nerve. Infraorbital neuromas have developed following orbital decompression surgeries but have not been reported previously following non-surgical trauma. (Source: Oral a...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 4, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Can gray values derived from CT and cone beam CT estimate new bone formation? An in vivo study
ConclusionAccording to the results, both HU/CT and GV/CBCT can be considered as fairly good predictors for assessment of the amount of NBF following bone reconstruction surgeries. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 31, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Protocol for mandibular reconstruction with zygomatic implants (zygomatic mandibular implant)
ConclusionsThe zygomatic implant is an excellent immediate loading option for mandibular dental rehabilitation among patients with mandibular defects. According to our observation, immediate occlusal loading of transmandibular zygomatic implants has a very good potential for success. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Rare case report of an aggressive follicular lymphoid hyperplasia in maxilla
We describe here the first case of RFH presenting as an aggressive tumor on the right posterior side of the maxilla in a 24-year-old male patient. The lesion had a clinical evolution of 18  months and was noticed after the surgical extraction of the right third molar, although we cannot assume a cause-effect relation with that surgical event whatsoever. His medical history was unremarkable. Following an incisional biopsy, histological examination revealed lymphoid follicles comprised by germinal centers surrounded by well-defined mantle zones. The germinal centers were positive for Bcl-6, CD10, CD20, CD21, CD23, CD79a...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Maxillofacial surgery: the impact of the Great War on both sides of the trenches
This article focuses on the circumstances under which the specialty was developed, the significant events and the i mportant figures that played a leading role in the advancement of a new fascinating surgical specialty. The literature leaves no doubt that trench warfare despite its devastating outcome for humanity has forged the shape of modern maxillofacial surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 25, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research