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Mandibular Disorders

V Luzzi, G Di Carlo, M Saccucci, G Ierardo, E Guglielmo, M Fabbrizi, A M Zicari, M Duse, F Occasi, G Conti, E Leonardi, A Polimeni
OBJECTIVE: Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is among the most common diseases and includes a group of pathological conditions that form a severity continuum from primary snoring (PS) to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). SDB presents a multifactorial etiology and in children, it is often linked to adenotonsillar hypertrophy, which may lead to an alteration of the breathing pattern. Therefore, several studies hinted at the existence of a correlation between SDB and the alteration of craniofacial growth...
October 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Matthew R Plunk, Dolphine Oda, Shawn E Parnell, Jason N Wright, Bonnie L Cole, Ramesh S Iyer
OBJECTIVE: Lucent lesions of the pediatric mandible may present variably. Cysts, neoplasms, and developmental and inflammatory conditions have a host of possible causes. There is also substantial overlap in the imaging appearance of cysts and that of benign but locally aggressive tumors that need to undergo resection. CONCLUSION: The purpose of this article is to present common and uncommon lucent lesions of the mandible in children, with an emphasis on benign abnormalities...
October 20, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Hye-Jin Tak, Tae-Jin Park, Piao Zhengguo, Sang-Hwy Lee
BACKGROUND: Syngnathia is a congenital craniofacial disorder characterized by bony or soft tissue fusion of upper and lower jaws. Previous studies suggested some causative signals, such as Foxc1 or Bmp4, cause the disruption of maxillomandibular identity, but their location and the interactive signals involved remain unexplored. We thus wanted to examine the embryonic origin of syngnathia based on the assumption that it may be located at the separation between the maxillary and mandibular processes...
October 18, 2016: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
Maria Vittoria De Angelis, Roberta Di Giacomo, Antonio Di Muzio, Marco Onofrj, Laura Bonanni
BACKGROUND: Movement disorder emergencies include any movement disorder which develops over hours to days, in which failure to appropriately diagnose and manage can result in patient morbidity or mortality.Movement disorder emergencies include acute dystonia: sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often repetitive, movements. Acute dystonia is a serious challenge for emergency room doctors and neurologists, because of the high probability of misdiagnosis, due to the presence of several mimickers including partial seizures, meningitis, localized tetanus, serum electrolyte level abnormalities, strychnine poisoning, angioedema, malingering, catatonia, and conversion...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Gaetano Isola, Luca Ramaglia, Giancarlo Cordasco, Alessandra Lucchese, Luca Fiorillo, Giovanni Matarese
BACKGROUND: Patients affected by Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) may have several craniofacial growth disturbances and involvements at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of functional therapy used to reduce asymmetry of mandibular growth and TMJ disorder in patients with JIA. METHODS: By a retrospective longitudinal design, a cohort of 54 patients with JIA (mean age, 13.2 ± 3.7 years; range, 5-17...
September 13, 2016: Minerva Stomatologica
Timothy J Eviston, Arun V Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Axonal excitability methods have an established role in determining the biophysical properties of human axons in the clinical setting. The translation and refinement of these techniques for application to the facial nerve is important for advancing the pathophysiological understanding of facial nerve disorders. Facial nerve disorders are common and debilitating, yet in most cases diagnosis is based on clinical judgment alone. The pathophysiology of most causes of facial palsy remains unclear...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Reddy Lavanya, Dara Balaji Gandhi Babu, Sunandha Chavva, Mamatha Boringi, Shefali Waghray, Mounica Yeladandi
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common medical disorder with serious complications if untreated. Dentists play a vital role in the early diagnosis of this condition, thereby improving patients' prognoses. The purpose of this study was to identify patients with a high risk of OSA using simple cephalometric measurements in patients receiving routine dental care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted on 206 patients divided into a high-risk group and a control group after answering the Berlin questionnaire...
September 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
Marijus Leketas, Evelina Vedlugaitė, Ričardas Kubilius
OBJECTIVES: To investigate which treatment of maxillofacial fractures is more effective and what type of complications is the most common after observed treatment. The second aim is to explore relationship between treated facial bone fractures and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cases with TMJ pathology in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS) in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery (MS) during 2012-2014 were analysed to research the occurrence of TMJ disorders after facial bone fracture treatment...
2016: Stomatologija
J Kostrzewa-Janicka, P Śliwiński, M Wojda, D Rolski, E Mierzwińska-Nastalska
A combination of abnormal anatomy and physiology of the upper airway can produce its repetitive narrowing during sleep, resulting in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment of sleep-breathing disorder ranges from lifestyle modifications, upper airway surgery, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to the use of oral appliances. A proper treatment selection should be preceded by thorough clinical and instrumental examinations. The type and number of specific oral appliances are still growing. The mandibular advancement appliance (MAA) is the most common type of a dental device in use today...
September 20, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Melita D Irving, Boyan I Dimitrov, Marja Wessels, Muriel Holder-Espinasse, David Chitayat, Michael A Simpson
Acrofacial dysostosis syndrome of Rodriguez is characterized by severe mandibular underdevelopment, upper limb phocomelia with absent fingers, absent fibulae, cleft palate, microtia, and abnormal pulmonary function. First reported in three siblings it was assumed to be an autosomal recessive condition. However, subsequent publication reported a further five simplex occurrences and a living patient with a heterozygous mutation in the SF3B4 gene. Exome sequencing was performed on four fetuses with this disorder, including one of the originally described affected siblings...
September 19, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Jeffrey C Posnick, Jorge Perez, Anish Chavda
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess for the maintenance of a corrected occlusion and ongoing mandibular growth in a group of patients younger than 26 years with hemimandibular elongation (HME) who underwent bimaxillary orthognathic reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of HME patients operated on by a single surgeon at 1 institution between 1999 and 2013. At a minimum, all patients underwent Le Fort I and bilateral sagittal ramus osteotomies...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ibrahim K Ali, Freny R Karjodkar, Kaustubh Sansare, Prashant Salve, Amaresh Dora, Shikha Goyal
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS) is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by skeletal anomalies and multiple keratocystic odontogenic tumors of the jaws. The skeletal anomalies of this syndrome are mandibular prognathism, bossing of frontal and parietal bones, high-arched palate, and bifid rib. We report three cases with NBCCS, emphasizing the clinical and radiographic findings, the importance of the early diagnosis of NBCCS, and a preventive multidisciplinary approach in the management of NBCCS...
2016: Curēus
Hyoung Keun Kim, Jae-Hyung Lim, Kug-Jin Jeon, Jong-Ki Huh
Traumatic bone cyst (TBC) occurs preferentially on the mandibular symphysis and body, but rarely on the mandibular condyle. When TBC occurs in the condylar area, it can usually be related with or misdiagnosed as a temporomandibular joint disorder. A 15-year-old female patient visited the Temporomandibular Joint Clinic with a 5-year history of pain and noise localized in the left temporomandibular joint. On imaging, a well demarked oval-shaped radiolucent lesion was observed on the left condyle head. The patient underwent cyst enucleation and repositioning of the bony window on the lateral cortex of the affected condyle head under the impression of subchondral cyst or TBC; however, no cystic membrane was found...
August 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Ghassan Idris, Barbara Galland, Christopher J Robertson, Mauro Farella
BACKGROUND: Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) varies from habitual snoring to partial or complete obstruction of the upper airway and can be found in up to 10% of children. SDB can significantly affect children's wellbeing, as it can cause growth disorders, educational and behavioral problems, and even life-threatening conditions, such as cardiorespiratory failure. Adenotonsillectomy represents the primary treatment for pediatric SDB where adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy is indicated. For those with craniofacial anomalies, or for whom adenotonsillectomy or other treatment modalities have failed, or surgery is contra-indicated, mandibular advancement splints (MAS) may represent a viable treatment option...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
E Dursun, E Savard, C Vargas, L Loison-Robert, H Cherifi, F Bdeoui, M-M Landru
OBJECTIVE: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a heterogenous genetic disorder that interferes with normal enamel formation in the absence of systemic disorders. The patients' main concerns are caries susceptibility, poor esthetics, and generalized sensitivity. There is a broad clinical spectrum, from discolorations to consequent enamel alterations. This case report describes the 15-year case study and the full-mouth rehabilitation of two siblings affected by a hypocalcified AI. Clinical Considerations: In these two patients, conservative care with stainless steel crowns and direct composite restorations was undertaken to restore function and esthetics and to reduce sensitivities in primary and mixed dentitions...
September 2, 2016: Operative Dentistry
Jennifer L Heithaus, Kimberly A Twyman, Jacqueline R Batanian
Haploinsufficient microdeletions within chromosome 4q25 are often associated with Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome. A de novo 4q25 deletion, 675 kb proximal to PITX2, has previously been reported once in an adult patient. The patient did not have Axenfeld-Rieger anomaly, but instead had intellectual disability and a complex behavioral phenotype with withdrawn, stereotypic, and ritualistic behavior. Array comparative genome hybridization demonstrated a smaller, overlapping 4q25 deletion in a 2-year-old patient and his mother, both having significant phenotypic overlap with the initially reported patient...
July 2016: Molecular Syndromology
Matthias Christian Wurm, Ines Brecht, Michael Lell, Kathrin Brunner, Konstantinos Theodorou Mitsimponas, Martin Chada, Julia Jahn, Friedrich-Wilhelm Neukam, Cornelius von Wilmowsky
BACKGROUND: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare acquired inflammatory skeletal disorder of unknown origin. CRMO was first described by Gideon in 1972 and mainly affects children and young adults of female gender. The CRMO is part of the clinical picture of non-bacterial Osteomyelitis (NBO) and typically presents a relapsing recurring course with both remission and spontaneous exacerbation. CRMO is typically encountered in the limbs and the metaphysis of long bones in particular...
2016: BMC Oral Health
J Ferri, G Raoul, J Potier, R Nicot
The mandibular condyle is a special structure. Its embryology and physiology provide to the TMJ a particular behavior that explains the occurrence of specific diseases. Condyle hyperplasia is one of these disorders. It can be explained by a dysregulation of the prechondroblast cell layer within the cartilage cap providing an increase in volume first of the condyle, then of the ramus and finally of the entire affected hemiface. Mandible deformation affects the basal bone, leading to dento-alveolar deformations related to compensation attempts...
September 2016: Revue de Stomatologie, de Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale et de Chirurgie Orale
Kurt-W Bütow, Sharan Naidoo, Roger Arthur Zwahlen, Jean A Morkel
CONTEXT: The disorder currently accepted as Pierre Robin syndrome/anomaly/sequence (PRS) has been plagued by controversy ever since initially being described. Controversy exists not only about the appropriate terminology and etiopathogenesis of the disorder but also about its management. Therefore, clinical findings and treatment outcomes of a large database of 266 PRS cases were compared with the current state of knowledge in the scientific literature related to history, clinical description, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, theories of oligohydramnios, mandibular catch-up growth, midfacial hyperplasia, and early management...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Kurt-W Bütow, Roger Arthur Zwahlen, Jean A Morkel, Sharan Naidoo
CONTEXT: The disorder currently accepted as Pierre Robin syndrome/anomaly/sequence (PRS) has been plagued by controversy ever since initially being described. Controversy exists not only about the appropriate terminology and etiopathogenesis of the disorder but also about its management. Therefore, clinical findings and treatment outcomes of a large database of 266 PRS cases were compared with the current state of knowledge in the scientific literature related to history, clinical description, diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, theories of oligohydramnios, mandibular catch-up growth, midfacial hyperplasia, and the early management...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
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