Evaluation of the palatal split pattern in surgically rapid maxillary expansion—comparison of two techniques
Conclusion No difference was found in relation to the maxillary disjunction pattern irrespective of the treatment given to pterygoid plates. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 7, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A rare case report and appraisal of the literature on spontaneous tooth exfoliation associated with trigeminal herpes zoster
Discussion Limited number of cases has been reported in the literature regarding spontaneous teeth exfoliation secondary to herpes zoster. The exact pathogenesis regarding the spontaneous exfoliation of teeth in herpes zoster patient is still controversial. Thus, an oral health care provider should be aware of this rare complication while managing a case of tooth mobility with the previous history of herpes zoster of trigeminal nerve. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 6, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Abducens palsy after temporomandibular joint arthroscopy: a rare complication
Abstract Background Arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a minimally invasive and safe procedure; nevertheless, some accidents and complications have been described in the literature. Case report The purpose of this article is to describe a case report of a patient that progressed to paralysis of the abducens nerve after a TMJ arthroscopy procedure. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 4, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Osteochondrosis dissecans of the temporomandibular joint: a case report and a review of literature
Abstract A case of a 71-year-old female patient with osteochondrosis dissecans of the right temporomandibular joint is presented. Osteochondrosis dissecans usually occurs at the weight-bearing convex cartilage in all larger joints. It is rarely found in the temporomandibular joint and usually shows one or two loose bodies dislodged from defects which are present on the condylar head. Because of multiple loose bodies and a defect on the temporomandibular fossa, the case presented here is very uncommon. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 3, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Oral health-related quality of life following third molar surgery with or without application of ice pack therapy
Abstract Aim To evaluate the effect of ice pack therapy on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) following third molar surgery. Methods All consecutive subjects who required surgical extraction of lower third molars and satisfied the inclusion criteria were randomly allocated into two groups. Subjects in group A were instructed to apply ice packs directly over the masseteric region on the operated side intermittently after third molar surgery. This first application was supervised in the clinic and was repeated at the 24-h postoperative review. Su...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 3, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Prevention of post-operative bleeding in hemostatic compromised patients using native porcine collagen fleeces—retrospective study of a consecutive case series
Conclusion Sufficiently performed local hemostyptic measures, like the application of collagen fleeces in combination with atraumatic surgery, bears a great potential for preventing heavy bleeding events in hemostatic compromised patients, regardless of their anticoagulant therapy. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - May 2, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison between primary closure and skin grafts of the free fibula osteocutaneous flap donor site
Conclusions The width of the harvested skin paddle, but not the length, is one of factors involved in donor site closure. Resumption of gait with a mobility aid, but not self-ambulation, may be delayed in skin graft patients. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 23, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Nasal appearance after secondary cleft rhinoplasty: comparison of professional rating with patient satisfaction
Abstract Objective The purpose of this study was to compare professional rating and patient satisfaction of nasal appearance after secondary cleft rhinoplasty. Method We used a cross-sectional study design and enrolled German adults with nonsyndromic unilateral or bilateral cleft lip and/or palate (UCLP and BCLP, respectively) undergoing secondary cleft rhinoplasty from January 2001 to December 2013. The predictor variable was professional rating. The outcome variable was patient satisfaction with postoperative nasal aesthetics. Other study variables inc...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 22, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Inflammatory pseudotumour of the maxilla
We describe three cases which affected the maxilla, two women and one man of ages 67, 56 and 70 years at presentation. All showed the typical, rather non-specific histopathological features. IgG4-positive plasma cells varied greatly in prominence, and none of the three lesions expressed ALK-1. Both women responded to steroids and radiotherapy, though one also required azathioprine. Despite maxillectomy, radiotherapy, steroids and cyclophosphamide, the man suffered intracranial spread and succumbed to persistent disease. The cases described here demonstrate the clinicopathological difficulties presented by this entity ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 6, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Computer-aided flapless implant surgery and immediate loading. A technical note
Conclusions The proposed technique associated with computer-aided implant placement and immediate loading protocol provided a high implant and prosthetic survival and success rate. No complications were reported during the recalls, suggesting predictability and reliability of the present technique over a short-term period. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - April 5, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Complications related to bone augmentation procedures of localized defects in the alveolar ridge. A retrospective clinical study
Conclusions Predictable methods exist to augment localized defects in the alveolar ridge, as documented by low complication rates and high early implant survival rates. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - March 2, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Quadruple zygomatic implants supported rehabilitation in failed maxillary bone reconstruction
This study outlines our clinical experience with full-arch zygoma implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation to treat severe atrophic maxilla following failure of strategies including multiple Le Fort I procedures or vascularized free fibular flaps. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 25, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Relationship between fracture of mandibular condyle and absence of unerupted mandibular third molar—a retrospective study
Abstract Purpose The purpose of the present study was to find, if there exists, a co-relation between presence of unerupted mandibular third molar and fracture of mandibular condyle. Methods A retrospective, multicenter study was done collecting the data of all mandibular condyle fractures treated from November 2006 till August 2015. Data was collected from the patient’s records and radiographs for the following information: age, sex, etiology of fracture, presence and state of lower third molars, and associated fracture. The results were subjected...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 19, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

A morphometric analysis of the mandibular canal by cone beam computed tomography and its relevance to the sagittal split ramus osteotomy
Abstract Purpose The aim of the present study was to morphometrically analyze the mandibular canal through the mandibular ramus by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and to relate the findings to performing sagittal split ramus osteotomy. Methods CBCT of 200 patients were analyzed. Five parameters were measured at the axial scan, from the mandibular foramen to 21 mm below it (3-mm intervals). The canal was classified according to the position within the bone marrow space. Variations were evaluated according to age, sex, side, and number of mandibu...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 13, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Monitoring carcinogenesis in a case of oral squamous cell carcinoma using a panel of new metabolic blood biomarkers as liquid biopsies
Conclusions A combination strategy using a standardized panel of established (metabolic) blood biomarkers (TKTL1, LDH, LDH isoenzymes) is worth and can be recommended among others (apoptosis resistance-related Apo10, SCC-Ag) for early detection and diagnosis of primary, secondary, and recurrent OSCC. A tandem strategy utilizing (metabolic pronounced) routine liquid biopsies with imaging techniques may enhance diagnosis of OSCC in the future. Although we demonstrated the diagnostic utility of separated liquid biopsies in our previous study cohorts, further investigations in a larger patient cohort are necessary to...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - February 13, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Ebola virus disease: any risk for oral and maxillo-facial surgery? An overview
Abstract The 2014–2015 outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has been considered a major global health emergency by the WHO. Implications for health care providers including oral and maxillo-facial surgeons have been published by the WHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), and other medical societies and public health organizations. While the risk of infection with the Ebola virus seems to be rather small in Europe, maxillo-facial and plastic surgeons often travel to Africa to treat patients with facial burns, cleft-lip and palate, and noma. The likelihood of an encounte...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 19, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Location, shape and anatomic relations of the mandibular foramen and the mandibular lingula: a contribution to surgical procedures in the ramus of the mandible
Conclusions With the data presented in this study, the surgeon will obtain quantitative and qualitative parameters that can be added to the surgical literature available, facilitating the identification and preservation of the anatomic structures in check, reducing, thus, the risk of iatrogenic injuries. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 19, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp in the immunocompromised patient: review of 53 cases
Conclusions Immunocompromised patients with scalp SCC have a poor prognosis. Early detection and treatment are crucial. Based on our results, we recommend wide local excision with at least outer-table calvarial resection, and post-operative radiation. Despite aggressive therapy, patients may still have distant, local, or regional recurrence. Level of evidence: level 2b (retrospective cohort) (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 16, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Frenum-like oral synechiae of the lip and vestibule
Abstract Two cases where aberrant tissue was attached to the lower lip mimicking the inferior labial frenum were reported. The frenum-like tissue extended from the gingival margin between the lower left deciduous central and lateral incisors in case 1 and between the lower right deciduous central and lateral incisors in case 2, to the dry lower lip. Histologically, the resected specimen was regarded as normal oral mucosa covered with stratified squamous epithelium, without a clear amniotic band. The frenum-like tissue of the lower lip found in both our patients was diagnosed as a category of oral synechiae, of unk...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 16, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of buccal fat pad in the surgical management of oral submucous fibrosis: a prospective study
Conclusion Buccal fat pad can be used effectively in the surgical management of oral submucous fibrosis with good functional and esthetic outcome, with only drawback of supple lobulated fat, which requires delicate handling and its limitation to reach anteriorly beyond the canine region. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 15, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Patterns and surgical significance of facial nerve branching within the parotid gland in 43 cases
Conclusion It is essential for surgeons to become familiar with the different types of nerve morphologies in order to avoid morbidity and preserve the facial nerve during surgery. Variations and anastomosis can explain the different consequences of facial nerve injury that may occur after parotid surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 11, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Bond strength evaluation of cyanoacrylate-based adhesives and screws for bone fixation
Conclusions Ethyl cyanoacrylate is an inexpensive adhesive that has multiple purposes and can be considered as an alternative for bone fixation. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - January 6, 2016 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Influence of tooth sectioning technique and various risk factors in reducing the IAN injury following surgical removal of an impacted mandibular third molar
Abstract A prospective study on 100 patients presented with a mesioangular impacted mandibular third molar in close proximity to the inferior alveolar nerve canal (IANC) was done to evaluate the efficacy of tooth sectioning in reducing the incidence of inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injury during their surgical removal. The patients were divided into two groups: group A, where tooth sectioning was not performed, and group B, where tooth sectioning was performed. Patients were recalled 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, 3 months, and 6 months postoperatively for evaluation of nerve injury and its rec...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 28, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

The role of elective superficial parotidectomy in the treatment of temporal region squamous cell carcinoma
Conclusions In patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the temporal region at least 2 cm in size, elective superficial parotidectomy may be a beneficial part of treatment, especially in primary tumors showing perineural and/or vascular involvement. Level of evidence Level 2b (retrospective cohort) (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 21, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Surgical management of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws: literature review
Conclusion Although there are many indexed studies about BRONJ, well-documented reports concerning surgical therapeutically techniques are scarce, resulting from a lack of well-established protocols. Considerable differences were found regarding sample size, surgical treatment modalities and outcomes. Clinical studies with larger number of patients and longer follow-up are required to provide best information for each surgical treatment modality and its outcomes. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 11, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Rare presentation of adenomatoid odontogenic tumor in a pediatric patient: a case report
The objective of this paper is to present the clinical case of a 7-year-old female patient with an adenomatoid odontogenic tumor associated with the crown of the left lower deciduous canine (73), dislodging it to the mandibular base and consequently shifting and also impacting the permanent lower canine (33). The lesion was treated with careful enucleation, preserving the permanent canine, which then had its eruption path released favoring its migration to an ideal position. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 20, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Influence of bone density and implant drill diameter on the resulting axial force and temperature development in implant burs and artificial bone: an in vitro study
Abstract Purpose The aim of this study was to determine how the bone density affects the temperature development in artificial bone and drill. Methods Ten single drills with diameters of 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, and 4.2 mm were used on four artificial bone blocks (density I–IV), with constant speed and external irrigation. Temperature measurement in blocks and drills was done by infrared camera. The resultant axial force was measured, and light microscopic examinations of the drills were performed before and after preparation. ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 20, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Comparison of the anti-inflammatory effect of dexamethasone and ketorolac in the extractions of third molars
Abstract This double-blind, split-mouth, and randomized study was aimed to compare the efficacy of dexamethasone and ketorolac tromethamine, through the evaluation of pain, edema, and limitation of mouth opening. Thirty-four individuals aged 18–26 years, having bilateral mandibular third molars, in a similar position, were selected. Two different surgical procedures were performed on the same individual by the single surgeon. For an extraction, the individual received 1 capsule of 10 mg ketorolac tromethamine 1 h before surgery and every 8 h for 2 days. For the extraction of the cont...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 16, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Mechanical and microstructural properties of fixation systems used in oral and maxillofacial surgery
Conclusions The results indicate that all materials tested are adequate for use in oral maxillofacial surgeries. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 13, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

An update on peripheral ossifying fibroma: case report and literature review
Abstract The purpose of the present article was to present a clinical case of an 11-year-old girl with peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF). Additionally, after performing a literature review, we identified clinical information that occurs more frequently in association with POF, such evidence would help professionals in yielding a specific diagnosis and tailor a more specific therapeutic approach with the objective to decrease morbidities’ associated with POF. This lesion represents the third most common lesion of all localized reactive hyperplastic lesions. Clinical aspects related to this pathology include ...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 10, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Longtime undetected microcystic adnexal carcinoma of the scalp: considerations and implications
Conclusion When screening for skin cancer, careful attention must be paid to the scalp. Resection of MAC with clear margins is mandatory to minimize the risk of recurrence. In this case, applying an ALT perforator flap to a large defect of the hair-bearing scalp led to a very satisfying result; it should be considered in comparable cases. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 10, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

C-arm as intraoperative control in reduction of isolated zygomatic arch fractures: a randomized clinical trial
Conclusions Despite the fact that the results are not statistically significant (p = 0.5), the authors recommend undertaking an intraoperative imaging analysis in areas where we are not certain of the reduction. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - November 7, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Role of propranolol in ulcerated haemangioma of head and neck: a prospective comparative study
Abstract Purpose Infantile haemangiomas comprise the majority of vascular anomalies and are considered the predominant vascular tumour type 1. We performed this prospective study to evaluate the therapeutic response and propranolol tolerance in infants with ulcerated infantile haemangioma of head and neck region. Methods Sixty-four patients with ulcerated infantile haemangiomas (IHs) of head and neck region, without any prior treatment and with age older than 1 month, were included in the study, after informed consent was obtained, and were randomly divi...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 20, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Management of central giant cell granuloma of the jaws with intralesional steroid injection and review of the literature
Conclusions We suggest that intralesional steroid injection is safe and effective for the treatment of CGCG, especially in non-aggressive lesions. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - October 19, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Outcome of amniotic membrane as an interpositional arthroplasty of TMJ ankylosis
Conclusion Amniotic membrane graft as an interpositional material in temporomandibular joint ankylosis can be a good alternative as to prevent reankylosis and recover functionality. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - September 28, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Internal fixation of single mandibular fracture under mandibular nerve block
Conclusion Regional anesthesia can effectively replace GA in selected cases of mandibular fracture obviating the risks of GA. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - September 11, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Lower eyelid complications associated with transconjunctival versus subciliary approaches to orbital floor fractures
Conclusions In the setting of orbital floor fractures, these results suggest that the use of the subciliary approach increases the frequency of ectropion, while the transconjunctival approach increases the frequency of entropion. The authors decline to comment on what the better surgical approach to the orbital floor fractures is. The selection should be based on an individual patient basis and surgeon’s preference. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - September 4, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Efficacy of nasolabial flap in reconstruction of fibrotomy defect in surgical management of oral submucous fibrosis: a prospective study
Conclusion Random pattern nasolabial flap is a very good option for intraoral reconstruction of fibrotomy defect in surgical treatment of oral submucous fibrosis with excellent functional and cosmetic results with minimal complications. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 21, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Myofibroblastoma of the mandible in a 3-year-old child
Conclusion: Differentiation between myofibroblasts and fibroblastic tumors as well as some malignancies can be challenging. Myofibroblastoma can behave as a malignant neoplasm, and the clinical distinction of this entity lies primarily in its recognition as a benign neoplasm. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 18, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Assessment of hematologic parameters before and after bimaxillary orthognathic surgery
Conclusions It is suggested that operation time and patient’s weight play a bigger role than patient’s age and sex in the decrease of hematologic parameters after bimaxillary surgery. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 17, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Autofluorescence imaging in recurrent oral squamous cell carcinoma
Abstract The survival of patients with oral cancer is decreased by locoregional recurrence after an initial multimodal treatment. In order to identify lesions in the oral cavity for a possible recurrence, clinical evaluation as well as MRI or CT scanning is advised. The evaluation of mucosa lesions is hampered by changes related to radio- and chemotherapy as well as reconstruction with tissue flaps. Several techniques for easier identification of tissue abnormalities in the oral cavity have been advocated as adjuncts in order to facilitate identification. Especially methods using altered tissue fluorescence have g...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 12, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Antibiotic therapy in fully impacted lower third molar surgery: randomized three-arm, double-blind, controlled trial
Conclusion Under these experimental conditions, there is no advantage in the administration of antibiotics in healthy patients undergoing extraction of fully impacted lower third molars with a controlled aseptic chain. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 12, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Erratum to: Psychosocial acceptance of cleft patients: has something changed?
(Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 11, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Tissue repair in osteoradionecrosis using pentoxifylline and tocopherol—report of three cases
Conclusions This results show that this combination of drugs is beneficial in cases of bone necrosis induced by radiation, avoiding more aggressive treatments and reducing morbidity. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - August 7, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Psychosocial acceptance of cleft patients: has something changed?
Conclusion Although rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate is much better than 40 years ago, social distance remains a problem in society. It is necessary to improve both results of rehabilitation of cleft patients and social acceptance by the people around them. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 27, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Effects of intraoperative administration of carbohydrates during long-duration oral and maxillofacial surgery on the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids
Conclusions The administration of low doses of glucose during surgery was safe, did not cause hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, and inhibited lipid metabolism and protein catabolism. Additional experiments with larger cohorts will be necessary to investigate whether intraoperative management with glucose facilitates postoperative recovery of patients with oral cancer. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 24, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Blunt maxillary fracture and cheek bite: two rare causes of traumatic pneumomediastinum
We present two cases of pneumomediastinum as a consequence of unusual traumatic damage of orofacial tissues, followed by repeated sneezing and Valsalva maneuver. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 2, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Computer-aided resection and reconstruction in a case of aneurysmal bone cyst of the mandibular condylar head
Abstract A case is presented of a 16-year-old girl with an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the mandibular condyle of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This lesion rarely involves the mandibular condyle, and involvement of condylar head is even rarer. To our knowledge, only 12 cases have been reported in the literature so far. This is the first case of ABC of the mandibular condyle with 3D planning of costochondral graft reconstruction described in the literature. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - July 1, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Orbital lobe resection provides a definite diagnosis of lacrimal gland lesions: a report of three cases
Conclusion In cases of non-specific masses in the lacrimal gland on MRI, histopathological diagnoses are vital and can be sufficiently provided by resection of the orbital lobe. Symptoms of dry eye are uncommon, and secondary surgical intervention can be avoided in cases of the presented entities. Further studies with larger patient cohorts are warranted to confirm these findings. (Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 23, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Predictability of staged localized alveolar ridge augmentation using a micro titanium mesh
Abstract Purpose The aim of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the success rate of staged localized alveolar ridge augmentation using titanium micromesh. In addition, the factors that influenced the success were analyzed. Methods Twenty-three alveolar ridges (posterior mandible 12, anterior maxilla 7, anterior and posterior maxilla 3, and posterior maxilla 1) were augmented using titanium micromesh and were retrospectively assessed. Results Thirty sites were judged as successful with a success rate of 56.6&n...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - June 20, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research