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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327074/successful-treatment-of-mandibular-nonunion-with-cortical-allograft-cancellous-autograft-and-locking-titanium-miniplates-in-a-dog
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Christopher J Snyder, Jason A Bleedorn, Jason W Soukup
Discontinuities of the mandible can occur for a variety of reasons including primary pathology of bone, pathologic fracture secondary to periodontal disease, and segmental resection for the treatment of neoplasia. Surgical intervention is necessary in many cases to establish normal occlusion and normal mandibular function. Rigid stabilization and treatment of these defects can be challenging due to the limited availability of bone for fixation as well as limited soft tissue coverage. This case report describes successful treatment of a nonunion fracture using cortical allograft and locking titanium miniplates...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290310/a-secondary-mandibular-condylar-articulation-and-collateral-effects-on-a-late-neolithic-mandible-from-bois-madame-rockshelter-in-arbre-belgium
#2
Frank L'Engle Williams, Caroline Polet
A Neolithic Belgian mandible from Bois Madame rockshelter in Arbre presents an asymmetrical morphology resulting from a secondary, or false, articulation of the right mandibular condyle. The pathological articulation produced enlarged masseter, medial pterygoid and mylohyoid musculature on the right side as well as a flattening of the right incisal alveolus curvature. The secondary condylar articulation did not lead to pronounced asymmetry of attrition on the antimeres of the dental arcade. This is the most complete mandible from this Late Neolithic collective burial dating to the beginning of the Bronze Age circa 4000 years BP...
March 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290304/ectopic-eruption-of-a-lower-permanent-molar-from-the-mediaeval-necropolis-of-alc%C3%A3-%C3%A3-ova-do-castelo-m%C3%A3-rtola-portugal
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Inês Leandro, Clara Rodrigues, Susana Gómez-Martínez, Cláudia Umbelino
The mediaeval necropolis of Alcáçova do Castelo is located in Mértola, Southern Portugal, and dates from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The archaeological campaigns started in 1978 and continue today, having yielded more than 759 graves. This report discusses an ectopic tooth eruption observed in skeleton 535, an adult female individual. A distal right permanent lower molar presents an ectopic eruption at the posterior margin of the coronoid process. On the opposite side, the first and second permanent molars are present, the left permanent lower third molar is absent and the mandibular ramus cannot be evaluated since it is broken off and lost...
March 2017: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287144/mir-153-regulates-amelogenesis-by-targeting-endocytotic-and-endosomal-lysosomal-pathways-novel-insight-into-the-origins-of-enamel-pathologies
#4
Kaifeng Yin, Wenting Lin, Jing Guo, Toshihiro Sugiyama, Malcolm L Snead, Joseph G Hacia, Michael L Paine
Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is group of inherited disorders resulting in enamel pathologies. The involvement of epigenetic regulation in the pathogenesis of AI is yet to be clarified due to a lack of knowledge about amelogenesis. Our previous genome-wide microRNA and mRNA transcriptome analyses suggest a key role for miR-153 in endosome/lysosome-related pathways during amelogenesis. Here we show that miR-153 is significantly downregulated in maturation ameloblasts compared with secretory ameloblasts. Within ameloblast-like cells, upregulation of miR-153 results in the downregulation of its predicted targets including Cltc, Lamp1, Clcn4 and Slc4a4, and a number of miRNAs implicated in endocytotic pathways...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286639/calcifying-cystic-odontogenic-tumor-in-radiologically-normal-dental-follicular-space-of-mandibular-third-molars-report-of-two-cases
#5
Gargi S Sarode, Sachin C Sarode, Ghevaram Prajapati, Mahesh Maralingannavar, Shankargouda Patil
Two cases of calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor (CCOT) of the dental follicle in an impacted third molar without clinical and radiological evidence are reported during routine histopathological examination. In both the cases left mandibular third molar was mesioangularly impacted with pericoronal radiolucency of less than 2.5 mm, which was not indicative of any pathology. As a routine protocol (which is not practiced widely) of our institution, dental follicles associated with extracted molars were sent for histopathological examination...
January 11, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286393/versatility-of-fibula-free-flap-in-reconstruction-of-facial-defects-a-center-study
#6
Sunil S Shroff, Sanjiv C Nair, Anjan Shah, Balasubramanya Kumar
PURPOSE: To study a series of cases where vascularised fibula flap was used in various combinations of bone with muscle and skin along with its modifications for reconstruction of simple and composite defects of the facial region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The investigators designed a retrospective study composed of patients with any pathology or defect who underwent reconstruction of maxilla or mandible with vascularised fibula free flap from 2009 to 2013. All patients were evaluated for age, gender, location and type of defect, incorporation of adjoining skin paddle and muscle, number of fibula osteotomies, ischaemia time, anticoagulant regimen, length of hospital stay, flap failure rate, dental implant rehabilitation...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282517/risk-factor-analysis-of-graft-failure-with-concomitant-cyst-enucleation-of-the-jaw-bone-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
#7
Ho-Kyung Lim, Jin-Woo Kim, Ui-Lyong Lee, Ju-Won Kim, Ho Lee
PURPOSE: Cysts are common pathologic entities in the oral and maxillofacial region. Enucleation is commonly used for treatment and is occasionally followed by bone grafting. However, no studies have evaluated factors affecting the failure of grafts used for cystic defects in the oral and maxillofacial region. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the risk factors for postoperative graft failure in patients treated with cyst enucleation and simultaneous bone grafting...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280708/evaluation-of-postoperative-complications-according-to-treatment-of-third-molars-in-mandibular-angle-fracture
#8
Hye-Youn Lim, Tae-Young Jung, Sang-Jun Park
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the implication of third molars in postoperative complications of mandibular angle fracture with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected on patients who presented with mandibular angle fracture at our Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery between January 2011 and December 2015. Of the 63 total patients who underwent ORIF and perioperative intermaxillary fixation (IMF) with an arch bar, 49 patients were identified as having third molars in the fracture line and were followed up with until plate removal...
February 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279053/-intra-articular-injections-of-hyaluronic-acid-for-anterior-disc-displacement-of-temporomandibular-joint
#9
X Long
Anterior disc displacement (ADD) of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is regarded as one of the major findings in temporomandibular disorders (TMD). It is related to joint noise, pain, mandibular dysfunction, degenerative change and osteoarthritis. In the mean time, the pathological changes were found in synovial membrane and synovial fluid. Hyaluronic acid is a principal component of the synovial fluid which plays an important role in nutrition, lubrication, anti-inflammation and cartilage repair. The synthesis, molecule weight, and concentration of hyaluronic acid are decreased during TMD and cause TMJ degenerative changes...
March 9, 2017: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266618/confocal-imaging-of-mouse-mandibular-condyle-cartilage
#10
Y He, M Zhang, A Y Huang, Y Cui, D Bai, M L Warman
Mice are commonly used to study the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and to model human TMJ disease. However, evaluating TMJ pathology in mice using standard histologic methods is time consuming, labor intensive, and dependent upon investigators' expertise at consistently orienting and sectioning across tiny specimens. We describe a method that uses confocal microscopy to rapidly and reliably assess indicators of mandibular condyle cartilage pathology in mice. We demonstrate the utility of this method for detecting abnormalities in chondrocyte distribution in mice lacking lubricin (Prg4), the major boundary lubricant of articular cartilage...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251102/incidence-of-distal-caries-in-mandibular-second-molars-due-to-impacted-third-molars-nonintervention-strategy-of-asymptomatic-third-molars-causes-harm-a-retrospective-study
#11
Nikhil Srivastava, Akshay Shetty, Rahul Dev Goswami, Vijay Apparaju, Vivek Bagga, Saurabh Kale
BACKGROUND: Removal of impacted third molars is the most common oral surgical procedure. Many investigators have questioned the necessity of removal in patients who are free of symptoms or associated pathologies. AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the incidence of caries on distal aspect of mandibular second molars in patients referred for corresponding third molar assessment and to identify its association with angular position and depth of the impacted mandibular third molars based on the classification of Pell and Gregory...
January 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218030/incidence-of-radiographic-cystic-lesions-associated-with-unerupted-teeth-in-dogs
#12
Sam G Babbitt, Mary Krakowski Volker, Ira R Luskin
Medical records and radiographs were retrospectively reviewed over a 3-year period (2012-2015) from dogs presented to a private dental referral practice. Medical records were evaluated for the diagnosis of impacted or embedded teeth. The identified dogs' radiographs were reviewed for the presence of radiographically significant cystic lesions that were associated with the impacted or embedded teeth. Radiographic criteria were established by the authors for the purposes of identifying cystic lesions in dogs of different breeds and sizes, using established indices from human dental pathology as a basis...
December 2016: Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212128/endoscopically-assisted-intraoral-removal-of-an-ectopic-third-molar-in-the-mandibular-subcondylar-region
#13
Isaac Liau, Jennie Han, Andrew Cheng, Paul Duke, Paul John Sambrook, Alastair Goss
The ectopic placement of mandibular third molars in the subcondylar region is an uncommon phenomenon. Most patients are asymptomatic but can present with acute infection or associated pathology necessitating surgical intervention. Surgical approaches have been described utilizing both extraoral and intraoral approaches to the region.This paper presents a clinical report of a patient presenting with acute fascial space infection arising from an ectopic third molar in the mandibular subcondylar region, managed with surgical removal via an endoscopically assisted intraoral approach...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210410/a-case-of-glenoid-fossa-fracture-progressive-ankylosis-total-joint-reconstruction-with-alloplastic-prosthesis-to-normalized-function-including-evaluation-with-f18-pet-ct-a-four-year-follow-up
#14
Björn Lindell, Andreas Thor
Temporomandibular joint replacement (TJR) with alloplastic prosthesis has shown promising long-term results in end stage joint disorders. We present a case of young woman with painful ankylosis that where reconstructed with TJR, due to a complex mandibular fracture with dislocation of the left condyle into the middle cranial fossa two years earlier. At the age of 18 the subject underwent a total joint replacement with custom-made alloplastic TMJ prosthesis. To determine the bone response and remodeling activity around the prosthesis, a F18 PET/CT-scan was used...
March 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194401/clinical-application-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-of-the-rabbit-head-part-2-dental-disease
#15
G G Riggs, Derek D Cissell, Boaz Arzi, David C Hatcher, Philip H Kass, Amy Zhen, Frank J M Verstraete
Domestic rabbits are increasing in popularity as household pets; therefore, veterinarians need to be familiar with the most common diseases afflicting rabbits including dental disease. Current diagnostic approaches include gross oral examination, endoscopic oral examination, skull radiography, and computed tomography (CT). Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), a new oral and maxillofacial imaging modality that has the capability to produce high-resolution images, has not yet been described for use in evaluating dental disease in rabbits...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188075/bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-and-metastasis-within-the-same-site-of-the-jaw
#16
Alessandro Corsi, Claudio Ungari, Mara Riminucci, Alessandro Agrillo
Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a well known complication in patients treated with bisphosphonates (BPs) for skeletal metastasis and multiple myeloma (MM). Few oncologic patients under treatment with BPs and with ONJ and metastasis or MM at the same site of the jaw have been described. We report here on a 54-year old white female who was treated with intra-venous zoledronic acid for skeletal metastasis of breast cancer who developed ONJ. Because of a fracture at the site of ONJ, resection of the affected segment was performed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174361/prevalence-and-pattern-of-mandibular-third-molar-impaction-in-eritrean-population-a-retrospective-study
#17
V Raj Kumar, Priya Yadav, Efrem Kahsu, Farhana Girkar, Rajnish Chakraborty
INTRODUCTION: The most commonly impacted tooth in the oral cavity is the mandibular third molar. Various etiologic factors have been suggested for impacted mandibular third molars. The pattern and prevalence of impacted mandibular third molars vary with different population and region. This study throws light on the prevalence and pattern of impacted mandibular third molars in Eritrea, East Africa. This is the first reported study regarding the same from Eritrea. AIM: To assess the prevalence and pattern of impacted mandibu-lar third molars in the population of Eritrea, East Africa by conducting a retrospective study from January 2009 to January 2014...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158167/the-rare-painful-phenomena-chronic-paroxysmal-hemicrania-tic-syndrome-as-a-clinically-isolated-syndrome-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Srdjan Ljubisavljevic, Ana Prazic, Miodrag Lazarevic, Dragan Stojanov, Dejan Savic, Slobadan Vojinovic
The association of paroxysmal hemicrania with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described and called paroxysmal hemicrania-tic syndrome (PH-tic). We report the case of a patient diagnosed as having chronic PH-tic (CPH-tic) syndrome as a clinically isolated syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) (CIS).A forty year old woman was admitted to our hospital suffering from right facial pain for the last 2 years. The attacks were paroxysmal, neuralgiform, consisting of throb-like sensations, which developed spontaneously or were triggered by different stimuli in right facial (maxilar and mandibular) areas...
February 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149481/intraosseous-cavernous-hemangioma-in-the-mandible-a-case-report
#19
Bilgir Elif, Yildirim Derya, Kocer Gulperi, Bozova Sevgi
Intraosseous vascular lesions are rare conditions. They are most commonly seen in the vertebral column and skull; nevertheless, the mandible is a quite rare location. In this report, we present a case of intraosseous cavernous hemangioma in the mandible and discuss the clinical and radiological features. A 28-year-old male patient attended to our clinic with a complaint of painless swelling of mandible. Clinical evaluation revealed a bone-hard, smooth-surfaced, immobile mass in the left mandibular lingual area...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147322/vegf-promotes-cartilage-angiogenesis-by-phospho-erk1-2-activation-of-dll4-signaling-in-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis-caused-by-chronic-sleep-disturbance-in-wistar-rats
#20
Yabing Dong, Gaoyi Wu, Ting Zhu, Hongyu Chen, Yong Zhu, Guoxiong Zhu, Fabin Han, Huaqiang Zhao
Chronic sleep disturbance (CSD) has been linked to the development of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJ-OA). While the pathogenesis of TMJ-OA is unclear, recent studies indicate that osteochondral angiogenesis is important. We developed a rat model of CSD induced TMJ-OA to investigate the changes caused by sleep disturbance and to correlate them with vascular invasion in the TMJ. We found pathological alterations and an increased microvessel density in the rat TMJ following CSD. VEGF, Dll4 and p-ERK1/2, the expression of angiogenic factors, were highly expressed in the rat mandibular condylar cartilage and their expression increased with CSD...
January 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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