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Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708658/condyle-head-reimplantation-combined-with-vascularized-free-flap-for-mandibular-reconstruction
#1
Jun-Yi Zhu, Hai-Xiao Zou, Hui-Min Li, Wei Wang, Jun Jia
Due to the anatomic and functional complexity, reconstruction of the condylar process after mandibular tumor extirpation remains a surgical challenge. The aim of this study was to present the results and experience of condyle head reimplantation combined with vascularized free flap for mandibular reconstruction in our institution. In the current study, the authors evaluated the clinical features of condyle head reimplantation combined with vascularized free flap for mandibular reconstruction in 5 patients with benign mandibular intraosseous lesions from December 2013 to March 2015 in our institution...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708657/reconstruction-of-facial-cervical-scars-with-pedicled-expanded-deltopectoral-flap
#2
Xianjie Ma, Yang Li, Weiyang Li, Chaohua Liu, Hengxin Liu, Ping Xue, Jiangbo Cui
The facial-cervical scars bring the suffering to the patients both physically and mentally. Choosing a proper donor soft tissue is always one of the critical issues, especially to Asian patients. Among the common used donor sites, the deltopectoral site was conceived as the most suitable donor tissue for the reconstruction in face and neck for its adjacent site and match in color and texture. There were 220 patients with facial-cervical scars reconstructed by the pedicled expanded deltopectoral flap between 2007 through 2015 in the authors' hospital...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708656/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-zygoma
#3
Zhuo-Jue Liu, Xue-Peng Xiong, Yi-Fang Zhao
Osteoradionecrosis occurs in 4.74% to 37.5% of patients following radiation therapy for head and neck cancer. Osteoradionecrosis mostly happens in the mandible but seldom occurs in other maxillofacial bones. Here, the authors reported a rare case of zygomatic osteoradionecrosis which occurred after maxillectomy and then radiotherapy because of maxillary myoepithelial carcinoma. After resection of zygoma sequestrum, the defect was repaired with forehead flap and healed uneventfully.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708655/utility-of-brainstem-trigeminal-evoked-potentials-in-patients-with-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-treated-by-microvascular-decompression
#4
Jin Zhu, Xin Zhang, Hua Zhao, Yin-Da Tang, Ting-Ting Ying, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics of brainstem trigeminal evoked potentials (BTEP) waveform in patients with and without trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and to discuss the utility of BTEP in patients with primary TN treated by microvascular decompression (MVD). METHODS: A retrospective review of 43 patients who underwent BTEP between January 2016 and June 2016, including 33 patients with TN who underwent MVD and 10 patients without TN. Brainstem trigeminal evoked potentials characteristics of TN and non-TN were summarized, in particular to compare the BTEP changes between pre- and post-MVD, and to discover the relationship between BTEP changes and surgical outcome...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708654/the-status-of-affected-infraorbital-nerve-and-inferior-alveolar-nerve-in-patients-with-jaw-fibrous-dysplasia-a-clinical-and-radiographic-evaluation
#5
Zhen Du, Yifeng Jiang, Long Chen
The affected infraorbital nerve (IFBN) and inferior alveolar nerve (IFAN) status in patients with jaw fibrous dysplasia has not been definitely depicted. In this study, the authors try to explore the status of affected IFBN and IFAN in patients with jaw fibrous dysplasia. Ten patients with jaw fibrous dysplasia were included in this study. The complaints of numbness in the IFBA and IFAN innervated area were asked and recorded, and careful clinical examination was performed to evaluate the touch sense, pain sense, pressure sense, and temperature sense in the IFBA and IFAN innervated areas...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708653/the-current-challenge-for-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery-in-china-the-biggest-developing-country
#6
Qing-Feng Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708652/clinical-application-of-multimodal-neuronavigation-system-in-neuroendoscope-assisted-skull-base-chordoma-resection
#7
Xin Wang, Long Li, Yibao Wang, Jinqu Hu, Jinpeng Zhou, Zhitao Jing, Anhua Wu
Skull base chordoma is a rare tumor arising from embryonic remnants of the notochord with invasive potential. Due to the destruction of osseous landmarks and invasion of surrounding structures, surgical resection is challenging. The authors explored the clinical value of a multimodal neuronavigation system in skull base chordoma resection using a neuroendoscope. Between January 2012 and January 2016, the authors utilized neuroendoscopy to excise skull base chordoma in 93 patients. The authors performed 45 operations assisted by multimodal neuronavigation (neuronavigation group) and 48 without intraoperative imaging guidance (control group)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708651/locking-plate-system-versus-standard-plate-fixation-in-the-management-of-mandibular-fractures-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#8
Patiguli Wusiman, Julaiti Tuerxun, Buhiliqiemu Yaolidaxi, Adili Moming
PURPOSE: The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of the 2.0-mm locking miniplate system in comparison with the standard miniplate system in treatment of mandible fractures. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines, examining Medline-Ovid, Embase, and PubMed databases, eligible studies were restricted to comparative controlled trials. Inclusion criteria were based on humans randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, with the aim of comparing 2 fixation techniques, namely locking miniplate and standard miniplate (nonlocking miniplate) techniques...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708650/analysis-of-stress-trajectories-in-human-adult-cleft-skull
#9
Pandurangan Harikrishnan, Vasudevan Balakumaran
The craniofacial skeleton is designed to withstand the functional forces during mastication. Distribution of these forces is along the stress trajectories that can vary in a cleft skull compared with a normal skull. In this study, the authors constructed finite element models of cleft and normal skull and subjected them for occlusal loading in the posterior teeth. The results showed variation in the trajectories between the models and between the cleft and noncleft sides within the cleft model.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708649/global-craniofacial-care
#10
Kenneth E Salyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708648/oral-localization-of-kaposi-sarcoma-clinical-presentation-and-conservative-management
#11
Paolo Garzino-Demo, Arianna Mettus, Fabio Passalacqua, Federico Vittone, Guglielmo Ramieri
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) caused by human herpes virus type-8 is the most frequent immunosuppression-associated malignancy worldwide and its treatment is still controversial. We report on the clinical management of a patient who developed oral KS after liver transplantation. The disease appeared 1 month after the transplant and recurred after 4 months. The patient represents, to our knowledge, a rare case that was treated successfully only by shifting a conventional immunosuppressive therapy to everolimus alone.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708647/pneumocephalus-induced-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-after-atlanto-occipital-decompression-with-dural-plasty
#12
Yunfeng Han, Jianjun Sun, Zhenyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Pneumocephalus after posterior fossa craniotomy is very common. However, cranial nerve dysfunction secondary to pneumocephalus is a very rare phenomenon. PATIENT PRESENTATION: This case reports a patient who suffers from Chiari I malformation with syringomyelia in cervical spinal cord and develops unilateral oculomotor nerve palsy after atlanto-occipital decompression with dural plasty. CONCLUSIONS: Cranial nerve dysfunction caused by pneumocephalus after craniotomy is rare and easily misdiagnosed...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708646/modified-technique-of-cultured-epithelial-cells-transplantation-on-facial-segmental-vitiligo
#13
Ke-Jia Wu, Lu-Yan Tang, Jian Li, Shu-Jun Chen, Jin-Ran Lin, Qin-Yuan Zhu, Wen-Wen Fu, Jin-Hua Xu, Wen-Yu Wu
BACKGROUND: Cultured epithelial cells transplantation is a known surgical technique for vitiligo. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the factors influencing efficacy and safety of cultured epithelial cells transplantation in 9-month follow-up. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and repigmentation outcomes were reviewed for patients with facial segmental vitiligo who had undergone cultured epithelial cells transplantation from November 2013 to July 2015 at the clinic of the Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, China...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708645/a-digital-assessment-of-the-maxillary-deformity-correction-in-infants-with-bilateral-cleft-lip-and-palate-using-computer-aided-nasoalveolar-molding
#14
Xin Gong, Jun Zhao, Jiawei Zheng, Quan Yu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the maxillary alveolar repositioning of the infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) undergoing computer-aided nasoalveolar molding (CAD-NAM). METHODS: A total of 19 BCLP infants undergoing CAD-NAM were recruited as the treatment group, and 21 nonpresurgically treated BCLP patients served as controls. The upper alveolar morphology was measured and evaluated. Changes in all variables between pre- and post-CAD-NAM were compared. RESULTS: By the end of CAD-NAM, significant difference was found in the P-A, P'-A', and L-ideal midline (P < 0...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708644/comparison-of-the-effects-of-local-and-systemic-zoledronic-acid-application-on-mandibular-distraction-osteogenesis
#15
Serkan Dundar, Gokhan Artas, Izzet Acikan, Ferhan Yaman, Mustafa Kirtay, Muhammed Fatih Ozupek, Fatih Asutay, Mustafa Kom
Bisphosphonates are antibone resorptive drugs that are used to prevent bone tissue resorption in several skeletal diseases. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of systemic and local applications of zoledronic acid (ZA) on newly regenerated bone in a model of experimental distraction osteogenesis (DO). To do this mandibular DO was applied to 30 adult female Sprague Dawley rats, which were randomly divided into 3 groups: control, DO only, systemic zoledronic acid (SZA), and local zoledronic acid (LZA)...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708643/rare-complication-in-third-maxillary-molar-extraction-dislocation-in-infratemporal-fossa
#16
Andrea Battisti, Paolo Priore, Filippo Giovannetti, Giorgio Barbera, Francesco D'Alessandro, Valentino Valentini
AIM: Removal of impacted third maxillary molar is frequently carried out without difficulties and low rate of intraoperative complications. The rare and particularly challenger to manage it is the third molar dislocation into the infratemporal fossa (IF). In this clinical report, the authors present their solution to manage and resolve this particular complication. METHODS: A 28-year-old woman was referred to the emergency rescue unit of the authors' hospital by her dentistry, after the attempt to extract the left impacted maxillary third molar...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708642/a-novel-rhinoplasty-sculpture-technique-using-ancient-chinese-architectural-technology
#17
Melia Bogari, Andy Tan, Li Lin, Zin Mar Aung, Yu Xin, Haisong Xu, Gang Chai, Yan Zhang
Rhinoplasty is one of the most delicate procedures in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Precision in every millimeter is vital in ensuring a better quality of surgical outcome. Many methods have been developed to fulfill this requirement. One such method is an implant, whether autogenous or artificial. Artificial implants involve several surgical complications, such as recipient rejection of implant material, infections, and rigid feel of the nasal tip. Hence, autogenous implants were eventually more widely applied, with material being obtained from the septum, concha, or rib cartilages...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708641/secondary-palatal-elongation-improvement-in-speech-quality
#18
Muzaffer Çelik
Cleft palate is one of the challenging problems in the field of craniofacial surgery. In particular, the conventional methods of bilateral and severe cleft palate repairs have failed to achieve normal speech. In most instances, secondary procedures such as pharyngoplasty and pharyngeal flap surgery are performed to improve speech.This study introduces secondary palatal elongation (SPE) as a new approach to cleft palate repair. The patients included usually had a short palate and unrepaired palatal muscles. The authors' procedure involved dissecting the previously repaired palatal mucosa and pushing back and cutting the nasal mucosa of the palate horizontally and further pushing it back...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708640/is-cleft-severity-correlated-with-intrinsic-growth-pattern-observation-from-unoperated-adult-patients-with-submucous-cleft-palate
#19
Congcong Cao, Xue Xu, Bing Shi, Qian Zheng, Jingtao Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the craniofacial morphology of unoperated adult submucous cleft palate (SMCP) patients and to explore the possible correlation between the intrinsic growth insufficiency of the maxillofacial complex and the severity of the cleft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 unoperated SMCP patients, 20 unoperated overt cleft palate (OCP) patients, and 32 normal controls, ages between 18 and 30, were included for cephalometric analysis...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708639/pulp-vitality-of-maxillary-canines-after-alveolar-cleft-bone-grafting-pulse-oximetry-versus-electric-pulp-test-versus-cold-test
#20
Abbas Ali Khademi, Maryam Montazeri Shahtouri, Bijan Movahedian Attar, Niloofar Rikhtegaran
OBJECTIVES: Assessment of pulp vitality is necessary prior to any dental treatment. The purpose of this study was to assess pulp vitality of bilateral canines in unilateral cleft patients following alveolar bone graft surgery using pulse oximetry, electrical pulp test, and cold test. METHODS: This analytical, cross-sectional study was conducted on canines of 20 unilateral cleft patients who had alveolar bone graft surgery. Pulp vitality of canines was evaluated postoperatively by pulse oximetry, electrical pulp test, and cold test...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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