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Ashwant Kumar Vadepally, Ramen Sinha, A V S S Subramanya Kumar
Background: Patients with limited mouth opening (LMO) often associated with difficult intubation. Retrograde intubation is an alternative technique of establishing definitive airway in these patients when blind nasal intubation fails and fiberoptic bronchoscope is not available. We tested the retrograde intubation through nasal route in patients with LMO less than 2 cm. Materials and methods: The procedure was performed with some modification with regard to retrograde guide on 18 patients requiring maxillofacial surgical procedures to increase mouth opening...
January 2018: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
Malavika Subu, Jun-Young Paeng
Reduction malarplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic and plastic surgery in Asian countries. Bony ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) occurs usually as a result of trauma, infection, failed surgeries, and autoimmune diseases. Reduction malarplasty has low incidence of TMJ-related complications. A 33-year-old female patient came with complaint of restricted mouth opening around 18 mm, which was developed immediately after the reduction malarplasty 2 years before. On computed tomography image, bony adhesion and the defect from the surgical drilling were found around right TMJ...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Koichiro Ueki, Akinori Moroi, Takamitsu Tsutsui, Ryota Hiraide, Akihiro Takayama, Yuki Saito, Momoko Sato, Nana Baba, Tatsuya Tsunoda, Asami Hotta, Kunio Yoshizawa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare time-course changes in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) space between mandibular advancement surgery and setback surgery after sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) and Le Fort I osteotomy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 46 patients (92 joints) who underwent bi-maxillary surgery. The TMJ disc position was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the anterior, superior, posterior, medial and lateral joint spaces were assessed by computed tomography (CT), preoperatively and at 1 week and 1 year postoperative...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Audrey Moreau, Mourad-Azzeddine Benassarou, Lotfi Benslama, Patrick Goudot, Thomas Schumann
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a common reason for consultation. Failure of medical treatments sometimes leads to the need for one of many surgical alternatives. Our purpose was to evaluate the results of anterior pedicle temporalis muscle flap interposition in the treatment of TMJ disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For this prospective study, we selected 18 patients who underwent TMJ surgery involving the interposition of a temporalis muscle flap according to a standardized technique, between January 1, 2009 and August 31, 2014...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Zhigui Ma, Haoming Zhao, Baoting Fan, Chi Yang, Minjie Chen, Shanyong Zhang
To evaluate the feasibility of the orthodontic traction after local resection of the condylar osteochondroma (OC).From November 2011 to September 2016, consecutive patients with condylar OC who underwent orthodontic extraction after local resection of the mass were reviewed. Clinical data and cone-beam computed tomography (CT) were obtained before treatment (T0), 1 week after surgery (T1), and at least 6-month follow-up after OC resection (T2). Repeated-measures analysis of variance with Bonferroni multiple-comparison test was used to compare the 3-dimensional cephalometric variables at different time points and the paired t test was used to compare changes of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) space between the 2 sides at T1 and T2...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
David Faustino Ângelo, Pedro Morouço, Florencio Monje Gil, Lisete Mónico, Raúl González-Gárcia, Rita Sousa, Lia Neto, Inês Caldeira, Margaret Smith, Susan Smith, David Sanz, Fábio Abade Dos Santos, Mário Pinho, Belmira Carrapiço, Sandra Cavaco, Carla Moura, Nuno Alves, Francisco Salvado, Christopher Little
INTRODUCTION: The role of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery is not well defined due to a lack of quality randomized controlled clinical trials, comparing different TMJ surgical treatments with medical and placebo interventions. The temporomandibular joint interposal study (TEMPOJIMS) is a rigorous preclinical trial divided in 2 phases. In phase 1 the authors investigated the role of the TMJ disc and in phase 2 the authors evaluated 3 different interposal materials. The present work of TEMPOJIMS - phase 1, aims to evaluate histopathologic and imaging changes of bilateral discectomy and discopexy in Black Merino sheep TMJ, using a high-quality trial following the ARRIVE guidelines...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Deepinder Singh, Guneet Kaur, Dipanshu Bakshi, Jasjit Sahota, Ambika Thakur, Shekhar Grover
AIM: The aim of this study is to find if there is any correlation between the hematological parameters and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis and severity of the disease in such patients when compared with the nonankylosed patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 70 patients with age ranging from 10 to 40 years were included in the study after excluding the subjects according to the inclusion criteria. We categorized the subjects into two major groups: group I: control (nonankylosed/ healthy subjects) and group II: study group (ankylosed subjects) with each group containing 35 subjects (n = 35) respectively...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Nicco Krezdorn, Muayyad Alhefzi, Bridget Perry, Mario A Aycart, Sotirios Tasigiorgos, Ericka M Bueno, Jordan R Green, Julian J Pribaz, Bohdan Pomahac, Edward J Caterson
BACKGROUND: Trismus can be a challenging consequence of ballistic trauma to the face, and has rarely been described in the setting of face transplantation. Almost half of all current face transplant recipients in the world received transplantation to restore form and function after a ballistic injury. Here we report our experience and challenges with long standing trismus after face transplantation. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of our face transplant recipients whose indication was ballistic injury...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Vaibhav Singh, K N V Sudhakar, Kiran Kumar Mallela, Rajat Mohanty
We conducted a retrospective study and reviewed the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)-related papers published in a leading international journal, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, between January 2014 and December 2015. The study was conducted to ascertain and compare the trends of articles being published in the years 2014 and 2015. A total of 28 articles were reviewed, of which most of the full-length articles were on clinical management and outcomes and the role of radiology. The bulk of the studies were prospective, and less interest was shown in experimental research...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Hasan Garip, Sukran Tufekcioglu, Emre Kaya
To analyze the relationships between temporalis and masseter muscle hypertrophy and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc displacement in patients with severe bruxism using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Methods: This retrospective study included 100 patients with severe bruxism, referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Marmara and Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey, between January 2015 and December 2016. Patients underwent TMJ MRI with a 1.5-T system in open and closed mouth positions...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Pablo Cornelius Comelli Leite, Elen de Souza Tolentino, Amanda Lury Yamashita, Lilian Cristina Vessoni Iwaki, Liogi Iwaki Filho
The authors report an unusual case of painful synovial chondromatosis originated in the inferior compartment of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with articular disc involvement in a 56-year-old woman with complaint of severe pain in the right preauricular region. Magnetic resonance images showed advanced destruction of the right articular disc anteriorly displaced, condylar erosion, and distinct nodules within an extremely expanded inferior joint compartment with large amount of fluid, as well as a large TMJ effusion...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
David Faustino Ângelo, Florencio Monje Gil, Raúl González-García, Lisete Mónico, Rita Sousa, Lia Neto, Inês Caldeira, Carla Moura, Luís Carlos Francisco, David Sanz, Nuno Alves, Francisco Salvado, Pedro Morouço
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint interposal study (TEMPOJIMS) is a rigorous preclinical trial divided in 2 phases. In phase 1 the authors investigated the role of the TMJ disc and in phase 2 the authors evaluated 3 different interposal materials. The present work of TEMPOJIMS - phase 1, investigated the effects of bilateral discectomy and discopexy in sheep mastication and rumination. METHODS: This randomized, blinded and controlled preclinical trial (in line with the ARRIVE guidelines) was conducted in 9 Black Merino sheep to evaluate changes in mastication and rumination after bilateral discectomy and bilateral discopexy, by comparing with a sham surgery control group...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Z-Hye Lee, Tomer Avraham, Casian Monaco, Ashish A Patel, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
PURPOSE: Mandibular defects involving the condyle represent a complex reconstructive challenge for restoring proper function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) because it requires precise bone graft alignment for full restoration of joint function. The use of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology can aid in accurate reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects with a vascularized free fibula flap without the need for additional adjuncts. The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical and functional outcomes after reconstruction of mandibular condyle defects using only a free fibula graft with the help of virtual surgery techniques...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Zeng Wenli, Zhou Wuchao, Zhang Jingkun, Shao Yisen, Xi Weihong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the selection of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc reduction and fixation methods in condylar sagittal fracture surgery. METHODS: A total of 36 patients with condylar fractures were chosen. The follow-up period was more 6 months. All 36 cases of condylar sagittal fracture were fixed with long screw. In the operation, the displaced joint disc was repositioned and fixed. The fixed method included direct suture (22 cases) and anchorage (14 cases)...
October 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Jonas Bianchi, Ary Dos Santos Pinto, Jaqueline Ignácio, Daniel Patrick Obelenis Ryan, João Roberto Gonçalves
An anterior open bite is a challenge to orthodontic treatment; it has a multifactorial etiology and a wide range of intervention options. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a risk factor for the development of malocclusions such as the anterior open bite, especially in patients who have TMJ osteoarthritis with disc displacement. Articular disc repositioning surgery is an available option for treating this pathology, and it contributes to maintaining the condyles in a more stable position. The aim of this article was to report the case of a 20-year-old woman diagnosed with anterior open bite and TMJ osteoarthritis with bilateral disc displacement...
December 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Steven John Scrivani, Shehryar Nasir Khawaja, Paula Furlan Bavia
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a subgroup of craniofacial pain problems involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), masticatory muscles, and associated head and neck musculoskeletal structures. These disorders are subclassified into TMJ articular disorders and masticatory muscle disorders. Patients with TMD most commonly present with pain, restricted or asymmetric mandibular motion, and TMJ sounds during mandibular movements. The prevalence tends to increase with age. Management of TMJ articular disorders consists of a combination of patient education, home-care plan, biobehavioral therapy, physical therapy, orthotic jaw appliance therapy, pharmacotherapy, and/or surgery...
February 2018: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Dae-Hoon Kim, Eun Hee Lee, Eunae Sandra Cho, Jae-Young Kim, Kug-Jin Jeon, Jin Kim, Jong-Ki Huh
Synovial chondromatosis is a rare benign lesion originating from the synovial membrane. It presents as adhesive or non-adhesive intra-articular cartilaginous loose bodies. Although the causes of synovial chondromatosis have not been fully elucidated, inflammation, external injury, or excessive use of joints have been suggested as possible causes. Synovial chondromatosis has been reported to occur most frequently at large joints that bear weights, with a rare occurrence at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). When synovial chondromatosis develops at TMJ, clinical symptoms, including pain, joint sounds, and mouth opening may common...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Larry M Wolford, Aluisio Galiano
Background Adolescent internal condylar resorption (AICR) is a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pathology that develops predominately in teenage females during pubertal growth (onset between ages 11 and 15 years), with a distinct clinical, radiographic, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) presentation. Clinical and imaging presentation The condition usually occurs bilaterally with: (1) Progressive retrusion of the mandible; (2) High occlusal plane angle facial morphology; (3) Worsening Class II occlusion; and (4) TMJ symptoms such as pain, headaches, noises, etc...
November 10, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
Yu Yao, Zheng-Yu Li, Hong Zhang, You-Hua Zheng, Li-Xiang Mai, Wen-Jing Liu, Zhi-Guang Zhang, Yang-Peng Sun
Surgery-obtained synovium specimens (SSSs) can provide a source of synovial mesenchymal stem cells (SMSCs) for experimental studies. However, these specimens contain diverse tissues, including the intima and subintima; therefore, these SMSCs are not entirely derived from the intima and their cell source is heterogeneous. The present study isolated synovial fragments (SFs) from synovial fluid dilutions extracted from patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) osteoarthrosis. Unlike SSSs, SFs, which are membranous and translucent, consist of only several cell layers, indicating the presence of only the intima...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Hitoshi Yoshimura, Shinpei Matsuda, Seigo Ohba, Yoshiki Minegishi, Kunihiro Nakai, Shigeharu Fujieda, Kazuo Sano
The vascularized fibular flap is one of the standard treatment choices for the reconstruction of the mandible; however, the consequences of condylar restoration have not previously been reported. The use of three-dimensional models allows for a more predictable reconstruction. The purpose of the present study was to assess the outcome of stereolithographic model-assisted reconstruction of the mandibular condyle with a vascularized fibular flap. A total of 5 patients underwent mandibular resection including the condyle and immediate reconstruction with a vascularized fibular flap...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
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