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Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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February 26, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
V Behrens, A Modabber, C Loberg, A Herrler, A Prescher, A Ghassemi
PURPOSE: Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) is reported to give insight into patient-specific anatomy of the flap pedicle preoperatively. We compared information available from standard CTA (s-CTA) with that gained by modifying the conventional CTA technique (modified CTA [m-CTA]). Dissected cadavers served as the control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 16 s-CTA scans (32 deep circumflex iliac arteries [DCIAs]) and 12 m-CTA scans (17 DCIAs) using 3-dimensional software (Vesalius; ps-medtech, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stuart Lieblich
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February 23, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jun Li, Yi Shen, Liang Wang, Jin-Bing Wang, Jian Sun, Thorsen W Haugen
PURPOSE: The aims of this study are to review our surgical experience in maxillary and midface reconstruction using free vascularized tissue and to compare the postoperative outcomes based on superficial temporal versus cervical recipient vessels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who underwent maxillary and midface reconstruction with free vascularized tissue from March 2001 to July 2014. Two groups were analyzed: those in whom superficial temporal vessels were used as the recipient vessels and those in whom cervical vessels were used as the recipient vessels...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chengshuai Yang, Shunyao Shen, Jingyang Wu, Shilei Zhang
Mandibular reconstruction after partial or subtotal resection is considered a challenging procedure that is crucial for facial contour and function. Many reports regarding the reconstruction of mandibular defects have been published over the years. The fibula free flap has become a popular option for mandibular reconstruction since its introduction by Hidalgo in 1989. However, the locations of the reconstructed mandibular angle and the condyle of the fibular bone segments play a crucial role in facial symmetry and function...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yoshitaka Shimizu, Takahito Okazaki, Tomoaki Hamana, Masahiro Irifune
Treatment of pseudoaneurysms in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is associated with a high risk of cerebral infarction; therefore, vessel ligation for hemostasis must be avoided. A 66-year-old man had intraoral hemorrhaging. At the time of the initial examination, computed tomography angiography showed jaw plate displacement near the ICA. A more detailed image was obtained using digital-subtraction angiography. After evaluation of the image, a pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed. Six days later, there were concerns about aspiration and airway obstruction; therefore, tracheostomy was performed...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marshall F Newman, D Graham Lee, M Kinon Lecholop
Treatment of patients with bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis in a single-stage procedure can be challenging. The implementation of intraoperative navigation has proved beneficial by enabling faster and safer excision by providing real-time identification of vital structures. Navigation also can be used to verify site preparation for custom joint prostheses. This article seeks to establish a protocol, based on the use of intermaxillary fixation screws, to produce accurate and repeatable outcomes for the correction of bilateral TMJ ankylosis with total joint replacement in a single-stage procedure...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Isabel Atencio, Max Beushausen, John J Kowalczyk, Andres Flores-Hidalgo, Nora Fitzgerald, Dale A Baur
PURPOSE: Currently, there is a concern at the national level of the overuse of both prescription and nonprescription opioid use. The purpose of this study was to identify whether the use of the intravenous (IV) formulation of acetaminophen (Ofirmev; Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom) is an effective tool in the reduction of postoperative pain, with a secondary goal of reduction of postoperative narcotic use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 72 patients with previously diagnosed either partial bony or complete bony impacted third molars were selected with care to avoid long-acting local anesthetics or dissociative anesthetic agents...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Kai Qian, Lu Di, Kai Guo, Xiaoke Zheng, Qinghai Ji, Zhuoying Wang
PURPOSE: Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is an aggressive malignancy that is not yet fully understood. We designed the present retrospective study to investigate the factors affecting the prognosis of SDC and the effects of adjuvant therapies on the clinical outcomes of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with SDC treated surgically from 2006 to 2016 were enrolled in the present retrospective cohort study. The demographic data, clinical pathologic characteristics, and follow-up results were recorded...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Daniel B Rodrigues, Paulo S F Campos, Larry M Wolford, Jaqueline Ignácio, João R Gonçalves
PURPOSE: Maxillary segmentation involving interdental osteotomies can have an adverse effect on the interdental crestal bone and adjacent teeth. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of interdental osteotomies on surrounding osseous and dental structures, including adjacent teeth, using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), in patients who underwent segmental maxillary osteotomies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study evaluated interdental osteotomy (IDO) sites between the lateral incisors and canines in patients treated with 3-piece Le Fort I osteotomies...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Marina Alexandra Gavin Clavero, María Victoria Simón Sanz, Andrea Mur Til, Úrsula María Jariod Ferrer
PURPOSE: We conducted a review of orbital fractures treated in our hospital over a period of 4 years. We reviewed several complications of such fractures, especially the relationship of postsurgical diplopia with different presurgical variables: age, gender, type of fracture, fracture area, coronal and sagittal diameter of fracture, fractured floor area, time to surgery, presence of muscle herniation, and presence of muscle entrapment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fractures involving the orbital floor remain a controversial issue in terms of surgical treatment and the time from trauma to surgery...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Florian Wagner, Rudolf Seemann, Mauro Marincola, Rolf Ewers
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report on 1-year outcomes of fixed full-arch fiber-reinforced resin bridges on short implants in atrophic maxillary jaws. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was designed and patients with severely atrophic maxillas, corresponding to Cawood and Howell Classes V and VI, were included. Mesial and distal peri-implant bone levels were assessed on panoramic radiographs that were taken at the time of implant insertion (baseline) and during follow-up visits...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eric Strayer, Roger Throndson, Cecilia Clement, Keith McDaniel
Myopericytomas are rare benign tumors that show a distinctive, concentric perivascular proliferation of oval to spindle-shaped myoid-appearing cells that are predominantly arranged concentrically around thin-walled vascular channels. These lesions are similar in histologic appearance to hemangiopericytomas, myofibromas, and glomus tumors. The myopericytoma is usually found in the distal extremities, but a handful of reports have shown the lesion to be present in the oral cavity. A review of the literature to date shows only 4 other reported cases of myopericytomas occurring in the lips...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jonathon S Jundt, Mark E K Wong, Alexander M Tatara, Nagi M Demian
Mucormycosis, also known as zygomycosis, is an aggressive infection caused by a ubiquitous group of molds known as mucormycetes and is often associated with immune suppression or trauma among immunocompetent populations. We present the case of a 19-year-old woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in whom rapidly progressive invasive cutaneous facial mucormycosis subsequently developed. The diagnosis, treatment options, and incidence of this disease process are discussed in the context of trauma.
February 16, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Benjamin T Ostrander, Howard D Wang, Alessandro Cusano, Paul N Manson, Arthur J Nam, Amir H Dorafshar
PURPOSE: Nonunion is an uncommon complication after mandibular fractures. The purpose of this investigation was to compare outcomes of patients with mandibular fracture nonunion who were treated with a 1- versus 2-stage approach and propose a pragmatic treatment algorithm for surgical management based on preoperative characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors conducted a retrospective study consisting of patients who presented to 2 level 1 trauma centers for the management of mandibular fracture nonunion over a 10-year period...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Carolin Lechler, Florian Probst, Carl-Peter Cornelius, Wenko Smolka
PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical, radiologic, and functional outcomes of patients with condylar neck or base fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation using strut plates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with 34 condylar neck and base fractures were included in the study. Transoral endoscopically assisted, submandibular, or transparotid approaches were performed. Clinical and radiologic outcomes were evaluated. Functional outcomes were assessed with the Helkimo index in a subgroup of 15 patients...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Akio Shibata, Masashi Kimura, Kenichiro Ishiabashi, Masahiro Umemura
Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is a common finding in neurologic diseases when associated with other cranial nerve palsies or further pathology and exhibits characteristic clinical manifestations, including unilateral atrophy of the musculature of the tongue. It occasionally appears as the initial or solitary sign of an intracranial or extracranial space-occupying lesion, head or neck injury, or vascular abnormality of the internal carotid artery. There are few cases of idiopathic isolated unilateral HNP, which should be diagnosed through exclusion...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rebecca Grammer, Jingping Wang, Edward Lahey
Rhabdomyolysis is a condition in which damaged muscle tissue breaks down and intracellular contents, including myoglobin, are released into the circulation. This produces a nonspecific clinical syndrome including electrolyte disturbances, hypovolemia, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathies, and risk of acute kidney injury. Rhabdomyolysis has been reported as a complication of prolonged surgical procedures but has rarely been reported in the oral and maxillofacial surgery literature. Early diagnosis and treatment of rhabdomyolysis are important to avoid long-term complications such as renal failure...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Amit Mohan
Congenital maxillomandibular fusion is a rare disorder of the craniofacial region. Maintenance of the airway and difficulty in feeding are the main concerns for such patients. We performed a PubMed search to identify reported cases of syngnathia. With reference to the site of fusion and corresponding anomalies, the available studies were reviewed. The maxillomandibular fusion can be anterior fusion, unilateral or bilateral fusion, and complete fusion. The condition can be an isolated problem or associated with a syndrome...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Byung Jun Kim, Yinglan Piao, Maierdanjiang Wufuer, Woo-Chan Son, Tae Hyun Choi
PURPOSE: A biodegradable magnesium alloy system has been developed as a substitute for conventional plates and screws made of titanium or absorbable polymer. However, previous studies were limited to small animal experiments using screws or wires. In the present study, we preliminarily evaluated the biocompatibility and effectiveness of human standard-size biodegradable magnesium-based plates and screws in facial fractures of beagles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fracture lines were created bilaterally in the zygomatic arches of 6 beagles...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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