Accuracy of three-dimensional soft tissue profile prediction in orthognathic surgery
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) soft tissue prediction in bimaxillary orthognathic surgery.MethodsCone-beam computed tomographs of 88 patients with class II (n = 46) and class III (n = 42) malocclusions, who underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery, were included in this retrospective study. 3D soft tissue prediction and postoperative outcome were compared by using ten landmarks of facial soft tissues. Patients’ sex and age were also assessed. Results were analyzed usin g a mixed model methodology (p 
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Five-year survival and prognostic factors for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma: retrospective cohort of a cancer center
AbstractIntroductionOropharyngeal cancer is characterized by high morbidity and mortality. Prognostic factors for this cancer are therefore useful to predict overall survival and may provide additional therapeutic targets.ObjectiveTo evaluate the 5-year overall survival and prognostic factors for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.MethodsRetrospective cohort (2008 –2018) of a cancer referral center. The population of the study was a hospital-based cohort consisting of patients diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer who underwent surgery and/or adjuvant therapy (radio- and/or chemotherapy).ResultsA total of 253 patien...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 23, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Electrical stimulation to clinically identify position of the lingual nerve: results of 50 subjects with reliability and correlation with MRI
AbstractPurposeRecently we described mapping of the lingual nerve clinically in patients using electrical nerve stimulation. This paper reports results of a larger study with inter- and intra-observer reliability and comparison with positional measurements from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).MethodsIn 50 healthy participants, measurements were taken when subjects felt a tingling sensation in the tongue induced by a stimulation probe over the lingual nerve. Three positions were measured in relation to the third molar. Measurement reliability was tested for both inter-observer and intra-observer agreement and positional da...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparing success of immediate versus delay loading of implants in fresh sockets: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionBased on the results of this study, immediate loading of dental implant, under certain conditions, is a successful treatment process and is effective in reducing treatment time. Thus, immediate loading represents a valid alternative to the traditional delayed loading rehabilitation. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 12, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

‘Temporomandibular joint hematoma nerve block’—a new technique in management of mandibular condylar fractures
ConclusionOur technique is minimally invasive, safe, simple to perform, yielding excellent anatomic reduction of the fracture fragments. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Historical evolution of surgical approaches to the face —part II: midface
AbstractSurgical approaches to the head and maxillofacial area have been described and modified by multiple authors throughout history. It was during nineteenth and twentieth century when most of the techniques evolved due to advances in anesthesia and antibiotic therapy. Currently, a myriad of surgical approaches are employed to gain access to the maxillofacial complex, with each of them having advantages and disadvantages. Although the approaches are presented in numerous textbooks and articles, few texts describe the circumstances or historical context under which they were developed. In a series of three articles, we w...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 29, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Potential role of active decompression with distraction sugosteogenesis for the management of odontogenic cystic lesions: a retrospective review of 10 cases
ConclusionsThis investigation reviewed the authors ’ 5-year experience employing active decompression with distraction sugosteogenesis for the management of odontogenic cystic lesions and showed that this is a reliable alternative for the management of odontogenic cysts. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 28, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The implant position accuracy between using only surgical drill guide and surgical drill guide with implant guide in fully digital workflow: a randomized clinical trial
AbstractBackgroundTo evaluate and compare accuracy in position and inclination of a single-tooth implant placement using tooth-supported surgical drill guide (SDG) and surgical drill guide with implant insertion guide (SDIG) in fully digital workflow.Materials and methodsThirty partially single edentulous patients were recruited. After randomization, participants were divided into 2 groups equally. The first group underwent implant placement through SDG only, while the second group was subjected to SDIG. All procedure proceeded under a fully digital workflow as the combination of digital scanning from an intraoral scanner,...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 23, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A novel prefabricated patient-specific titanium cranioplasty: reconsideration from a traditional approach
ConclusionThe authors demonstrate a novel, cost-effective and reproducible method of PSI using titanium for cranioplasty. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 22, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A 10-year study of penetrating head and neck injury by assault in the North East of England
ConclusionsHead and neck penetrating injuries occur frequently, often  with other injuries and mainly in young males. Incidence of significant vascular or nerve injury was low. This study provides important data for those planning trauma services. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 21, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A volumetric study of mandibular condyles in orthognathic patients by semiautomatic segmentation
This study was conducted to elucidate volumetric data of mandibular condyles of orthognathic patients by analyzing cone beam computed tomography images based upon semiautomatic segmentation.MethodsCone beam computed tomography images of 87 patients with malocclusions were analyzed in this retrospective study. Patients were between 17 and 53  years old and diagnosed with Angle class I, II, or III malocclusion. By using the validated open-source software “ITK-SNAP,” the volumetric measurements of 174 mandibular condyles were performed. Volumetric analysis was performed according to intra-subject side differe...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 10, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The prognostic role of the pre-treatment neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and tumor depth of invasion (DOI) in early-stage squamous cell carcinomas of the oral tongue
AbstractThe appropriate surgical management of early-stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) remains a debated topic. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of the pre-treatment neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and tumor depth of invasion (DOI) in predicting the presence of occult neck metastases in early-stage OTSCC. A retrospective analysis of patients affected by early-stage (cT1-T2 cN0) OTSCC who were submitted to elective neck dissection (END) was performed. Tumors were classified retrospectively according to the 8th TNM classification, the DOI was assessed on the pre-operative magnetic resonan...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 9, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Historical evolution of surgical approaches to the face —part I: head and upper face
AbstractSurgical approaches to the head and maxillofacial area have been described and modified by many authors throughout history. It was, however, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due in large part to improvements in the delivery of anesthesia and antibiotic therapy when most of the techniques were described. Currently, a myriad of surgical techniques are employed to access the maxillofacial complex with advantages and disadvantages for each one. Although each approach is described in many text and articles, few describe the circumstances or the historical context under which they were designed. In a series ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 8, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prediction of mortality in severely injured patients with facial bone fractures
ConclusionAge, Glasgow Coma Scale and New Injury Severity Score main factors, that predicts lethal outcome with high accuracy. New Injury Severity Score value  ≥ 41 is a critical level for survival prognosis and should be considered in treatment planning and management of this category of patients. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 8, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of dexamethasone administration through sublingual and intramuscular routes for evaluation of pain, swelling, and trismus after impacted mandibular third molar surgery —a prospective randomized controlled study
AbstractPurposeTo compare the efficacy of dexamethasone when administered preoperatively through sublingual and intramuscular routes for evaluating the reduction in pain, swelling, and trismus after removal of impacted mandibular third molar.MethodsThe study was conducted on patients who required surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars under local anesthesia. A total of 150 patients were considered for the study who were divided into two groups of 75 patients each. Patients in the sublingual group were administered with 2  ml of dexamethasone 8 mg along with 2 ml of normal saline through subling...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Oral lymphangioma-like Kaposi sarcoma: a Brazilian case report in a scenario of a still high number of HIV infections
We present a challenging case of HIV-related lymphangioma-like Kaposi sarcoma (LLKS) affecting the oral cavity. A 54-year-old Brazilian male patient was referred to our center complaining of bleeding lesions affecting the oral cavity for 2  months. Interestingly, these oral lesions were the first clinical manifestation of HIV infection. Clinically, multiple erythematous nodular and patch lesions were observed. An incisional biopsy was performed, revealing numerous microscopic angled and irregular vascular channels lined with flattene d endothelial cells. More cellularized and solid areas consisting of more fusiform ce...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Outcomes of sequestrectomy and buccal fat pad reconstruction in the management of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws
AbstractThe aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of buccal fat pad (BFP) in the reconstruction of surgical defects following sequestrectomy in medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). A total of ten patients with MRONJ underwent sequestrectomy and reconstruction using BFP. There were 3 males and 7 females. The age range was 20 –70 years. Two patients were diagnosed with stage 2, and eight patients were diagnosed with stage 3 disease. Eight defects were present in the maxilla and two in the posterior mandible. Oro-antral communication was present in 8 cases. All patients have undergone ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Proximity of the middle meningeal artery and maxillary artery to the mandibular head and mandibular neck as revealed by three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography
ConclusionOur study emphasizes the marked inter- and intra-individual variability of the maxillary and middle meningeal arterial courses. We confirmed the proximity of the arteries to the condylar process. Extensive surgical experience and thorough preparation for each individual case are essential to prevent iatrogenic vascular injury. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 23, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Factors related to oxygen desaturation index during sleep 7  days after bilateral sagittal splitting ramus osteotomy in patients without previous obstructive sleep apnea
ConclusionAirway management in patients with dentofacial deformity should be given more attention by preoperative assessment for OSA, even in the absence of previous OSA, until 7  days postoperatively due to REM rebound. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Role of coronoidectomy and temporalis myotomy in surgical management of oral submucous fibrosis
ConclusionThe results of this study suggest involvement of temporalis muscle with disease itself and the justification for coronoidectomy and temporalis myotomy in the surgical protocol was established. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effect of vomer position following surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion
ConclusionThe null hypotheses were rejected. The side containing the vomer had less skeletal expansion of the maxilla and nasal cavity but more dental tipping. Dehiscence increased after expansion, but there were no differences between sides. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Should anosmia and dysgeusia be a concern for oral and maxillofacial surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic?
AbstractPurposeDysgeusia and anosmia have been liked to COVID-19 infection. The aim of this study is to study the prevalence of dysgeusia and anosmia in COVID-19 patients treated at the University of Florida Health Center and establish the odds of having an olfactory and gustatory disorder with a confirmed COVID-19 infection.MethodsThis is a retrospective cross-sectional study utilizing the University of Florida Health Center patients ’ registry i2b2 platform to search for ICD 10 diagnoses of COVID-19 infection and taste and smell disturbances. We assessed the odds ratio for patients with dysgeusia and anosmia having...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Dental injuries in paediatric mandibular fracture patients
AbstractPurposeDental injuries (DIs) are associated with facial fractures, particularly mandibular fractures. As paediatric mandibular fractures have special features, we sought to clarify the occurrence and types of DIs among this patient group. We assessed how age, injury type, and fracture location affects the occurrence of DIs and thereby defined which patients are most susceptible.MethodsThis retrospective study included patients  
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 28, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Reoperative genioplasty: a 10-year retrospective study
ConclusionGenioplasty procedure provided a predictive result. A reoperative rate was only 7.6% and younger age decreased the risk of reoperative genioplasty. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 27, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Evaluation of the efficacy of laser-assisted flapless corticotomy in accelerating canine retraction: a split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy of laser-assisted flapless corticotomy in the acceleration of canine retraction compared with the conventional technique and to evaluate patients ’ pain and discomfort levels after corticotomy.Materials and methodsA single-center randomized controlled trial was conducted on 18 class II division 1 patients (7 males, 11 females; age range: 16 to 24  years) who required the first-upper-premolar extraction followed by canine retraction. A split-mouth design was used in which the Er:YAG laser-assisted flapless corticotomy was randomly allocated to one side, whereas the other ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 20, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of collagen-silicone bilayer membrane in the management of oral submucous fibrosis: a prospective case series
ConclusionThe study concludes that the use of collagen membrane along with silicone sheet can be an alternative to other graft materials in context of reduced donor site morbidity as well as significant increase in inter-incisal opening. However, study with more sample size is needed to assess the long-term efficiency and surgical outcome of this material. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 17, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Historical evolution of surgical approaches to the face —part III: lower face
AbstractSurgical approaches to the head and maxillofacial area have been described and modified by many authors throughout history. It was, however, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when most of the techniques were described, mainly thanks to the advent of anesthesia and antibiotic therapy. Currently, a myriad of surgical techniques are employed to access the maxillofacial complex, with each of them having advantages and disadvantages. Although the approaches are the subject of textbooks and articles, most do not describe the circumstances or the historical context under which they were designed. In a series o...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 17, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Multi-walled carbon nanotube/hydroxyapatite nanocomposite with leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin for bone regeneration in sheep model
AbstractBackgroundThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of multi-walled carbon nanotubes/hydroxyapatite (MWCNT/HA) granules with or without leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) on bone regeneration in cancellous bone of sheep model.MethodsTotally, 32 cylindrical holes were drilled in female sheep (n = 4) in the distal epiphysis and proximal metaphysis of right and left humerus and femur. The defects were randomly filled with (1) MWCNT/HA, (2) MWCNT/HA mixed with L-PRF, (3) L-PRF, and (4) left empty as control. After 8 weeks, defects were evaluated and compared radiographically using multi- ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 14, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

In spite of successful curative surgery for buccal mucosa carcinoma the health-related quality-of-life continues to remain poor
ConclusionIn spite of successful curative surgery for buccal mucosa carcinoma, the HRQoL continues to remain sub-optimal with poor scores in most of the domains. These domains must be focused on with appropriate measures in order to improve overall HRQoL in patients after successful curative surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 10, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Salvage transorbital approach for the endovascular treatment of carotid cavernous fistulas
ConclusionTransorbital approach for the endovascular treatment of CCFs is a feasible and safe salvage procedure, which can find indication after other endovascular access failures. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Genetic polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor alpha ( TNF- α ) and tumor necrosis factor beta ( TNF-β ) genes and risk of oral pre-cancer and cancer in North Indian population
ConclusionWe conclude that theSNPs rs361525 and rs909253 were significantly associated with oral pre-cancer and OSCC. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 29, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Management of extensive peri-implant defects with titanium meshes
ConclusionOur preliminary evaluations showed favorable results in terms of radiographic defect fill and soft tissue condition. It appears that this technique may lead to promising outcomes in cautiously selected patients seeking to retain their failing implants. However, long-term results following functional loading are required before recommending this technique for daily practice. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 29, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effect of periapical surgery on oral health-related quality of life in the first postoperative week using the Dutch version of Oral Health Impact Profile-14
ConclusionWe identified a low incidence of pain and reduced OHRQoL following periapical surgery. The postoperative reduction in OHRQoL and pain were of short duration, with maximum intensity in the early postoperative period and rapidly decreasing with time. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 24, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Three-dimensional volumetric changes of 5 different bone grafts in human maxillary sinuses reconstruction: a randomized clinical study
ConclusionThe similar outcomes for the three-dimensional volumetric changes using the bone substitutes evaluated after 6 months of bone healing suggest that all these grafts can be performed to maxillary sinus reconstruction. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparative assessment of osteotomy cut using bur and saw for bilateral sagittal split osteotomy of mandible: a prospective clinical study
ConclusionsThe use of surgical drills and burs is still the gold standard in most developing nations and countries in transition like India. Depending upon the expertise of the surgeon, availability of precise dissecting instruments, one can go with either of the instrument for BSSO. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 6, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A randomized, prospective trial to assess the safety and efficacy of hilotherapy in patients after orthognathic surgery
ConclusionThe study results indicate less residual swelling in group 1 on the 30th post-OP day, possible based on the lower cooling temperature. The post-operative pain exhibits a comparable level of pain intensity between the two groups. In overall terms, a subjectively more agreeable treatment was observed in group 1. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Diagnostic and prognostic value of miRNAs on salivary gland tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
AbstractPurposeDifferent levels of miRNA expression have been described in salivary gland tumors as a potential diagnostic marker and predictor of survival. We systematically reviewed the literature to assess the diagnostic and prognostic value of miRNAs on salivary gland tumors.MethodsAn electronic search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, Embase, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases. In the meta-analysis, we assumed random-effects model with adjusted hazard ratio (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI). For prognostic studies, the risk of bias was assessed by Meta-Analysis of Statistics Assessment and Review Instrumen...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 5, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

YouTube ™ as a source of information on extraction of third molars
AbstractIntroduction and aimHealthcare information is becoming more readily available and searched for online, particularly on websites such as YouTube ™. The accuracy and content of these websites is often questionable. We aimed to evaluate the quality of information available on surgical extraction of wisdom teeth on YouTube™.Materials and methodsWe searched for the terms ‘wisdom teeth’, ‘third molar’, and ‘wisdom tooth extraction’ on YouTube™. The first 3 pages of results for each search term were assessed for inclusion and were independently rated by two assessors. ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 20, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Unisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis in maxillofacial region in pediatrics: comprehensive and systematic review
Conclusion and practical implicationsAlthough this is a rare condition, it should be considered especially in the pediatric population with periodontitis type lesions and floating teeth and comprehensive management should be followed. Early diagnosis of the disease is very important. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 16, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Head and neck sarcomas: treatment outcomes in a tertiary referral center in Argentina
ConclusionHead and neck sarcomas are a rare entity. Surgery is feasible in more than 80% of patients, with an acceptable overall and disease-free survival. Radiation-induced sarcomas, location in the mandible and oral cavity, and close margins were significant prognostic factors in our population. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 15, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Peripheral dentinogenic ghost cell tumor —report of two cases and review of the literature
We report here two cases of peripheral DGCT in a 73-year-old female and a 48-year-old male patient and review the cases published in the literature. Both lesions presented as a nodular lesion in the mandible, and panoramic radiography showed no abnormalities. Microscopically, it was observed to be an ameloblastomatous epithelial proliferation associated with clusters of ghost cells and dysplastic dentin. Immunohistochemistry revealed positivity for cytokeratin 19 and a low Ki-67 proliferative index. Based on histopathological features and the absence of radiographic findings, a diagnosis of peripheral DGCT was rendered. Th...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 14, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Sinus mucosa thinning and perforation after sinus augmentation. A histological study in rabbits
AbstractAimTo evaluate the modifications and possible perforations of the sinus mucosa lining graft particles and implant surfaces after sinus lifting.Material and methodsTwelve New Zealand rabbits underwent a bilateral sinus lifting using either autogenous bone harvested from the tibia (AB; autogenous bone group) or deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM group) as filler. Implants were simultaneously installed. Thinned sites (
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 4, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Occurrence and severity of neck disability in individuals with different types of temporomandibular disorder
AbstractBackgroundHealthcare professionals need to know the degree of disability and severity of their patients to determine actions and therapy needed to minimize potential harm, improve their patient condition, and maximize clinical outcomes.ObjectivesTo evaluate the occurrence and severity of neck disability in individuals with muscular, joint, and mixed temporomandibular disorder (TMD).Materials and methodsCross-sectional study with individuals divided into four groups: muscular TMD (n=20), joint TMD (n=20), mixed TMD (n=20) and control (n=20). For diagnosis and classification of TMD, it was used the Research Diagnosti...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comment on “Computer-assisted surgery for replacement of the temporomandibular joint with customized prostheses: can we validate the results?”
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Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 1, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Head and neck free tissue transfer in a patient with factor V Leiden: case report and review of the literature
We report a 70-year-old woman with factor V Leiden treated for stage IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the mandible with a composite resection and reconstruction with  an osteocutaneous scapular free tissue transfer. The free tissue transfer occurred without complications, in the setting of intraoperative heparin, postoperative aspirin, and enoxaparin. The free tissue transfer continues to be viable at her most recent follow-up appointment. The hypercoagulable p atient represents a diverse presentation of increased coagulation risk in the perioperative period. Considering a patient’s history and understanding avail...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 20, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Does arthroscopic lysis and lavage in subjects with Wilkes III internal derangement reduce pain?
ConclusionIn this study, the authors confirmed that ASC-L is an effective therapeutic method in patients with WIII, from both clinical and subjective perspectives. This work demonstrated that improvement in patients with Wilkes stage III is not related to disc reposition. Postoperative physiotherapy is an integral component of ASC-L and is reflected in the final results. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 13, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Two miniplates versus 3-dimensional plate in the management of mandibular subcondylar fractures: a retrospective analysis
ConclusionThe results of our study indicate that the 2 miniplates and 3D plate system are effective in the management of mandibular subcondylar fractures. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 11, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Rugby-related adult maxillofacial trauma injuries: a NEISS database study
ConclusionsWhen evaluating a patient with a rugby-related injury, one should expect injuries to the eyelid, eye area, or nose. The most common fracture pattern will most likely be nasal bone. Despite these injuries, the vast majority of patients will be treated and released. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 7, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Bosutinib-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia: a case report
AbstractMedication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is an uncommon adverse drug reaction that can be induced by certain therapeutic drugs, including antiresorptive and antiangiogenic agents. Here, we describe the first case of ONJ induced by bosutinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) who was not taking an antiresorptive agent. A 65-year-old male with no history of either antiresorptive treatment or dental surgery but diagnosed with CML had been undergoing treatment with bosutinib for 2  years. He developed right mandibular stage 2 osteonecrosis. The patient eventua...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 7, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The deep circumflex iliac artery free flap in maxillofacial reconstruction: a comparative institutional analysis
ConclusionThe DCIA free flap represents a useful and reliable reconstructive flap for maxillofacial reconstruction. Reconstructive microvascular surgeons should be proficiently trained in this flap technique for its consideration as a first-line option in maxillofacial reconstruction. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 7, 2021 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research