A plea for the systematic preservation of the deltopectoralis (Bakamjian) flap in pectoralis major flap harvesting

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on A plea for the systematic preservation of the deltopectoralis (Bakamjian) flap in pectoralis major flap harvesting

We read with great interest the article ‘Use of the external pectoralis myocutaneous major flap in anterior skull base reconstruction’, by Kadlub et al. In spite of the historical experience…

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Uncultured undifferentiated adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions combined with inside-out artery graft accelerate sciatic nerve regeneration and functional recovery

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Uncultured undifferentiated adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions combined with inside-out artery graft accelerate sciatic nerve regeneration and functional recovery

Abstract Effects of transplantation of adipose-derived nucleated cell fractions (ADNCs) on sciatic nerve regeneration were studied. A 10-mm sciatic nerve defect was bridged using artery graft filled with ADNCs. In…

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Three-dimensional architectural and structural analysis—a transition in concept and design from Delaire’s cephalometric analysis

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Three-dimensional architectural and structural analysis—a transition in concept and design from Delaire’s cephalometric analysis

Abstract The aim of this study was to present a systematic sequence for three-dimensional (3D) measurement and cephalometry, provide the norm data for computed tomography-based 3D architectural and structural cephalometric…

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Comparison of dexmedetomidine/fentanyl with midazolam/fentanyl combination for sedation and analgesia during tooth extraction

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Comparison of dexmedetomidine/fentanyl with midazolam/fentanyl combination for sedation and analgesia during tooth extraction

Abstract Dexmedetomidine is an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist that causes minimal respiratory depression compared with alternative drugs. This study investigated whether combined dexmedetomidine/fentanyl offered better sedation and analgesia than midazolam/fentanyl in…

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Periodontal healing after ‘orthodontic extraction’ of mandibular third molars: A retrospective cohort study

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Periodontal healing after ‘orthodontic extraction’ of mandibular third molars: A retrospective cohort study

Abstract In this study we investigated periodontal healing of mandibular second molars following ‘orthodontic extraction’ of adjacent impacted third molars, under the null hypothesis that there would be no difference…

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Patient anxiety and surgical difficulty in impacted lower third molar extractions: a prospective cohort study

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Patient anxiety and surgical difficulty in impacted lower third molar extractions: a prospective cohort study

Abstract Encountering patients who are fearful and anxious is common in dental practice and these factors can increase the complexity of dental procedures. A prospective cohort study was performed to…

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Five-year outcome of bone remodelling around implants in the maxillary sinus: assessment of differences between implants placed in autogenous inlay bone blocks and in ungrafted maxilla

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Five-year outcome of bone remodelling around implants in the maxillary sinus: assessment of differences between implants placed in autogenous inlay bone blocks and in ungrafted maxilla

Abstract The placement of implants in the posterior maxillary area is considered a reliable procedure, offering recognized rehabilitative advantages. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of…

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Neurosensory assessment in patients with total reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Neurosensory assessment in patients with total reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint

Abstract Somatosensory sensitivity and postoperative endogenous pain modulation have not been investigated in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) prosthesis patients. The objectives of this study were to assess somatosensory function at the…

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Total alloplastic temporomandibular joint reconstruction using Biomet stock prostheses: the University of Florida experience

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Total alloplastic temporomandibular joint reconstruction using Biomet stock prostheses: the University of Florida experience

Abstract The purpose of this study was to report the subjective and objective outcomes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement with Biomet stock prostheses at a single institution in Florida. In…

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Systematic review of preoperative mandibular canal position as it relates to postoperative neurosensory disturbance following the sagittal split ramus osteotomy

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Systematic review of preoperative mandibular canal position as it relates to postoperative neurosensory disturbance following the sagittal split ramus osteotomy

Abstract The purpose of this study was to review the current literature for the relationship between the preoperative position of the mandibular canal on three-dimensional (3D) radiographic imaging and postoperative…

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Effects of orthognathic surgery on pharyngeal airway and respiratory function during sleep in patients with mandibular prognathism

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Effects of orthognathic surgery on pharyngeal airway and respiratory function during sleep in patients with mandibular prognathism

Abstract The aim of this study was to determine changes in overnight respiratory function and craniofacial and pharyngeal airway morphology following orthognathic surgery. The subjects were 40 patients in whom…

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Lower lip repair using double opposing rectangular rotation flaps with reconstruction of the mentolabial groove and mental protuberance

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Lower lip repair using double opposing rectangular rotation flaps with reconstruction of the mentolabial groove and mental protuberance

Abstract The use of a rectangular flap is a well known technique for upper lip repair in cleft lip, but is less common for lower lip repair after tumour resection….

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Medial sural artery perforator flap aided by preoperative computed tomography angiography mapping for tongue reconstruction

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Medial sural artery perforator flap aided by preoperative computed tomography angiography mapping for tongue reconstruction

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative method for tongue reconstruction after cancer ablation using the medial sural artery perforator flap with the aid of preoperative…

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External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm following microvascular free flap reconstruction. The role of endovascular thrombin injection in embolization: a case report and review

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on External carotid artery pseudoaneurysm following microvascular free flap reconstruction. The role of endovascular thrombin injection in embolization: a case report and review

Abstract Pseudoaneurysm at the anastomosis of the free flap following ablative head and neck surgery is uncommon. We present a case of external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in a patient who…

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Diagnostic value of capsule-like rim enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging for distinguishing malignant from benign parotid tumours

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Diagnostic value of capsule-like rim enhancement on magnetic resonance imaging for distinguishing malignant from benign parotid tumours

Abstract The purpose of this study was to clarify the diagnostic value of capsule-like rim enhancement (CLRE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for distinguishing malignant from benign tumours of the…

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Indications for reconstruction of mucosal defects in oropharyngeal cancer using a supraclavicular island flap

Jan 19, 2018 by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Comments Off on Indications for reconstruction of mucosal defects in oropharyngeal cancer using a supraclavicular island flap

Abstract The use of the supraclavicular island flap (SCIF) for the reconstruction of facial and neck skin defects is increasing. The value of this fasciocutaneous flap as a reconstructive modality…

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