Three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography definition of the anatomical subregions of the upper airway: a validation study

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography definition of the anatomical subregions of the upper airway: a validation study

Abstract The exact boundaries of the upper airway subregions remain undefined. Consequently, anatomical limits vary greatly among different research groups and impede unbiased comparisons. The aim of this study was…

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The accuracy of three-dimensional model generation. What makes it accurate to be used for surgical planning?

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The accuracy of three-dimensional model generation. What makes it accurate to be used for surgical planning?

Abstract Computerized treatment planning is routinely used in cranio-maxillofacial applications. For these therapeutic applications, it is of critical importance to have a precise model of the structures in question. Improved…

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Response to Letter to the Editor by the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS) Re: G. Dimitroulis, A new surgical classification for temporomandibular joint disorders [Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 42 (2013) 218–222]

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Response to Letter to the Editor by the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS) Re: G. Dimitroulis, A new surgical classification for temporomandibular joint disorders [Int. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 42 (2013) 218–222]

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the letter submitted by the American Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS) concerning my recently published paper ‘A new surgical classification for…

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The effects of chronic zoledronate usage on the jaw and long bones evaluated using RANKL and osteoprotegerin levels in an animal model

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The effects of chronic zoledronate usage on the jaw and long bones evaluated using RANKL and osteoprotegerin levels in an animal model

Abstract The discovery of the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappaB (RANK), RANK ligand (RANKL), and osteoprotegerin (OPG) system (RANK/RANKL/OPG system) has been one of the most important advances in…

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Magnetic resonance imaging-verified temporomandibular joint disk displacement in relation to sagittal and vertical jaw deformities

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Magnetic resonance imaging-verified temporomandibular joint disk displacement in relation to sagittal and vertical jaw deformities

Abstract This retrospective study was designed to analyze the relationships between temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disk displacement and skeletal deformities in orthodontic patients. Subjects consisted of 460 adult patients. Before treatment,…

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Reduction genioplasty enhances quality of life in female patients with prognathism and maxillary hypoplasia undergoing bimaxillary osteotomy

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Reduction genioplasty enhances quality of life in female patients with prognathism and maxillary hypoplasia undergoing bimaxillary osteotomy

Abstract The structure of the chin determines facial attractiveness and is directly linked to quality of life (QoL). In patients with prognathism and maxillary hypoplasia, bimaxillary osteotomy (BIMAX) with mandibular…

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The evaluation of lateral pterygoid muscle pathologic changes and insertion patterns in temporomandibular joints with or without disc displacement using magnetic resonance imaging

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on The evaluation of lateral pterygoid muscle pathologic changes and insertion patterns in temporomandibular joints with or without disc displacement using magnetic resonance imaging

Abstract Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement is a common disorder in patients with internal derangement. Certain anatomic features of TMJ may make the patient prone to this condition, namely lateral…

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Comparison of facial morphologies between adult Chinese and Houstonian Caucasian populations using three-dimensional imaging

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Comparison of facial morphologies between adult Chinese and Houstonian Caucasian populations using three-dimensional imaging

Abstract The objective of this study was to compare the facial morphologies of an adult Chinese population to a Houstonian white population. Three-dimensional (3D) images were acquired via a commercially…

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Finite element analysis of stress distribution in anchor teeth in surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Finite element analysis of stress distribution in anchor teeth in surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion

Abstract The treatment of a transverse maxillary deficiency in skeletally mature individuals should include surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion. This study evaluated the distribution of stresses that affect the expander’s…

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Two-year follow-up of osseointegration and rehabilitation in a patient with oral and maxillofacial arteriovenous malformations

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Two-year follow-up of osseointegration and rehabilitation in a patient with oral and maxillofacial arteriovenous malformations

Abstract The case of a patient with high-flow arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) affecting the mandible and lower face is presented. The patient had undergone surgical resection, sclerotherapy, and transcatheter embolization over…

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Tomographic evaluation of iliac crest bone grafting and the use of immediate temporary implants to the atrophic maxilla

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Tomographic evaluation of iliac crest bone grafting and the use of immediate temporary implants to the atrophic maxilla

Abstract Sixteen consecutive patients with atrophic maxillae, who had been referred for bone augmentation using iliac bone grafting before the placement of dental implants, received a full clinical examination and…

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Vitality of intact teeth anterior to the mental foramen after inferior alveolar nerve repositioning: nerve transpositioning versusnerve lateralization

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Vitality of intact teeth anterior to the mental foramen after inferior alveolar nerve repositioning: nerve transpositioning versusnerve lateralization

Abstract The aim of the present study was to compare two methods used in inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) repositioning to evaluate their effect on the vitality of intact teeth anterior…

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Lightwand-guided nasotracheal intubation in oromaxillofacial surgery patients with anticipated difficult airways: a comparison with blind nasal intubation

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Lightwand-guided nasotracheal intubation in oromaxillofacial surgery patients with anticipated difficult airways: a comparison with blind nasal intubation

Abstract In oromaxillofacial surgery patients, the incidence of difficult airways is up to 15.4–16.9%. Blind nasal intubation remains a safe technique for difficult airway management in some remote areas where…

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Postoperative infection associated with mandibular angle fracture treatment in the presence of teeth on the fracture line: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jan 24, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Postoperative infection associated with mandibular angle fracture treatment in the presence of teeth on the fracture line: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract The aim of this review was to answer the question: Which is the best procedure to follow when there is tooth involvement in the line of mandibular angle fracture,…

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