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Jose Darío Sánchez López, Paolo Cariati, Miguel Angel Perez de Perveval Tara
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March 6, 2018: Reumatología Clinica
Ilonka Kreitschmann-Andermahr, Johannes Kohlmann, Bernadette Kleist, Ursula Hirschfelder, Rolf Buslei, Michael Buchfelder, Sonja Siegel
PURPOSE: Oro-dental pathologies (ODP) such as enlargement of the tongue, mandibular prognathism, and spaced teeth are characteristic features of acromegaly. Their frequency of occurrence during the course of the disease is largely unresolved. Purpose of this study was to assess ODP and oro-dental treatments in patients with acromegaly with regard to the length of the diagnostic process, tumor histology, and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Single-center retrospective survey study using questionnaires on dental symptoms, diagnostic process, and treatment in patients with acromegaly operated on a growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma...
March 8, 2018: Endocrine
Anik Saha, Omar Breik, Ian Simpson, Ricky Kumar
The diagnosis of osteomas in the paediatric population can pose a challenge to pathologists in excluding malignant bony tumours. We present the case of a 10-year old male presenting with a large left mandibular radiopaque lesion. This paper discusses the case of a central osteoma with osteoblastoma-like features, literature review, differential diagnosis of radiopaque lesions of the maxilla and mandible as well as a detailed discussion of the pathology of the lesion. Although similar lesions have been described in the sino-orbital region, this is believed to be the first report of this pathological entity in the mandible...
March 5, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Chunye Zhang, Yuhua Hu, Zhen Tian, Ling Zhu, Chenping Zhang, Jiang Li
OBJECTIVE: Carcinoma cuniculatum (CC) is a rare variant of squamous cell carcinoma. We describe the clinicopathologic findings in a new case. STUDY DESIGN: This is a literature review and retrospective study of a case with CC. RESULTS: The clinical and imaging findings of CC are diverse; some cases might be challenging to diagnose accurately by biopsy. This article reports a case of CC that occurred in the retromolar region with involvement of the mandible...
February 3, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Nima Khavanin, Edward H Davidson, Diana Y Lee, Patrick Byrne, Amir H Dorafshar
Concomitant temporomandibular joint (TMJ) transplantation is an obvious advancement in the reconstructive armamentarium for face transplantation in scenarios involving TMJ ankylosis. This study investigates the fidelity of mandibular morphology and explores the feasibility of bilateral mandibular condyle transfer in facial vascularized composite allotransplantation. Geometric analysis was performed on 100 skeletally mature maxillofacial computed tomography scans. Exclusion criteria included mandibular trauma and dentoalveolar disease...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Wael M Talaat, Mohamed M Ghoneim, Omar Salah, Osama A Adly
Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary new way to stimulate mesenchymal tissue regeneration. The platelets concentrate products started with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), followed by platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), whereas concentrated growth factors (CGF) are the latest generation of the platelets concentrate products which were found in 2011. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the potential of combining autologous bone marrow concentrates and CGF for treatment of bone defects resulting from enucleation of mandibular pathologic lesions...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Dize Li, Zhiqiang Yang, Tao Chen, Chao Guan, Feilong Wang, Ethan L Matz, Yuanyuan Zhang, Ping Ji
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has obvious advantages over regular radiography in diagnosis of complex diseases. Objective of this study is to report a case of a mandibular jaw ameloblastoma recurring cyst, which represents a benign tumor of odontogenic epithelium, using CBCT imaging technology. CBCT examination of the patient suffering with recurrent lower jaw cyst (relapsing four years after surgery) showed a decrease in irregular bone density and appearance of a honeycomb pattern (3.5 cm×2.5 cm×1...
2018: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Johannes T M van Gemert, Jan H Abbink, Robert J J van Es, Antoine J W P Rosenberg, Ron Koole, Ellen M Van Cann
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of mandibular reconstructions with free fibula flaps. Identification of factors associated with major recipient site complications, that is, necessitating surgical intervention under general anaesthesia. METHODS: Seventy-nine reconstructions were included. The following factors were analyzed: fixation type, number of osteotomies, site of defect (bilateral/unilateral), surgeon, sex, ASA classification, continuous smoking, pathological N-stage, age, defect size, flap ischemic time, and postoperative radiotherapy...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Ihsène Taihi, Loredana Radoi
Chronic non-suppurative osteomyelitis (CNSO) is a chronic bone disease and may be associated with a reparative periosteum entity called proliferative periostitis (PP). This condition rarely affects the maxillofacial region. Mandibular cases were already described for an infectious dental cause, often with an "onion skin" radiographic aspect, but some rare reported cases showed no obvious etiology. They represent a challenge for diagnosis because of possible misdiagnosis leading to unsuccessful or inappropriate treatment attempts...
February 12, 2018: Quintessence International
Ihsène Taihi, Loredana Radoi
Chronic non-suppurative osteomyelitis (CNSO) is a chronic bone disease and may be associated with a reparative periosteum entity called proliferative periostitis (PP). This condition rarely affects the maxillofacial region. Mandibular cases were already described for an infectious dental cause, often with an "onion skin" radiographic aspect, but some rare reported cases showed no obvious etiology. They represent a challenge for diagnosis because of possible misdiagnosis leading to unsuccessful or inappropriate treatment attempts...
2018: Quintessence International
Hitoshi Yoshimura, Seigo Ohba, Yoshiaki Imamura, Kazuo Sano
Osseous choristomas are rare benign lesions characterized by ectopic bone formation in the soft tissue of the head and neck region. Dermoscopy visualizes the morphological characteristics that are not observable by the naked eye, and may be used for the evaluation of calcification under the skin. The present study reports a case of an osseous choristoma arising in the tongue, and reveals the dermoscopic features of osseous choristoma from a surgical specimen. A 7-year-old boy was referred to the Department of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, with an asymptomatic pedunculated mass in the tongue...
February 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
Hong-Wei Wang, Chun-Yue Ma, Xing-Jun Qin, Chen-Ping Zhang
RATIONALE: Familial gigantiform cementoma (FGC) is a rare benign autosomal dominant fibrocemento-osseous lesion generally limited to the facial bones, typically in the anterior portion of the mandible; it is often associated with abnormalities of the long bones and prepubertal pathologic fractures. Owing to the small number of such patients, a uniform treatment criterion has not been established. This paper presents a patient with FGC who was treated in our department, and offers a systematic review of the patients reported in the literature...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sibel Elif Gültekin, Reem Aziz, Carina Heydt, Burcu Sengüven, Joachim Zöller, Ali Farid Safi, Matthias Kreppel, Reinhard Buettner
Ameloblastoma is a mostly benign, but locally invasive odontogenic tumor eliciting frequent relapses and significant morbidity. Recently, mutually exclusive mutations in BRAF and SMO were identified causing constitutive activation of MAPK and hedgehog signaling pathways. To explore further such clinically relevant genotype-phenotype correlations, we here comprehensively analyzed a large series of ameloblastomas (98 paraffin block of 76 patients) with respect to genomic alterations, clinical presentation, and histological features collected from the archives of three different pathology centers in France, Germany, and Turkey...
February 1, 2018: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
Ryosuke Tamura, Sho Maeda, Hiroto Terashi
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare disease in which Langerhans cells, which are bone marrow-derived antigen-presenting cells, proliferate in single or multiple organs. We successfully treated a patient with unifocal LCH of the mandible with malocclusion due to a severe pathological fracture, using reconstruction with a vascularised free bone.
2018: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
Maria Piagkou, Othon Manolakos, Theodore Troupis, Nikolaos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Laios, Alexandros Samolis, Konstantinos Natsis
OBJECTIVE: This study adds important information regarding the morphological alterations caused by growth hormone hypersecretion in the skull and craniocervical junction (CCJ). A variably asymmetric skull due to acromegaly coexists with expansion of the paranasal sinuses and multiple Wormian bones. CASE REPORT: A pathologically asymmetric dry skull of a European male, aged 38 years at death, with cranial vault and skull base thickening is described. The extensive paranasal sinus pneumatization caused a generalized thinning of the bony walls...
November 2017: Acta Medica Academica
Thomas Aerden, Koenraad Grisar, Margaux Nys, Constantinus Politis
We present the case of a 32-year-old male patient complaining of recurrent mandibular pain for 3.5 years. Panoramic radiography indicated increased cortical density of the mandibular lower border. Scintigraphy and single-photon emission computed tomography revealed metabolic hyperactivity in that region without pathologic lymph nodes. A bone biopsy specimen of the mandibular lower border did not have inflammation or cytologic atypia. Endocrinologic investigation confirmed secondary hyperparathyroidism as a result of hypovitaminosis D...
December 7, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
D DI Venere, M Corsalini, G M Nardi, A Laforgia, F R Grassi, B Rapone, F Pettini
Purpose: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a respiratory disorder characterized by repeated obstructive episodes affecting upper airways.This study aims at examining the anatomical craniofacial and pharyngeal characteristics of the patient as to identify the obstructive site which triggers the pathologic process.Correlations between otolaryngologic data observed in the patient and the cephalometric ones for the identification of the obstructive site were also highlighted. Materials and methods: We worked on a sample of 16 patients, 12 males and 4 females, attended to at the Otolaryngology Operative Unit of Bari University Hospital...
July 2017: Oral & Implantology
Josué Hernando, Antonio Aguilar-Salvatierra, Ignacio Osoitz Leizaola-Cardesa, Pedro Martínez Seijas, Pablo Aguirre-Echebarria, Javier Martín, Gerardo Gómez-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Osteomas are infrequent benign bone tumors of uncertain etiology. They are usually situated at extremities and their occurrence in the jaws is relatively rare. There are 3 types of osteoma: central, peripheral, and extraskeletal. Preoperative presumptive diagnosis is performed by means of radiography using orthopantomographs, computerized tomographs, or cone beam scans. Treatment is surgical and consists of careful exeresis and curettage of the adjacent tissue. In recent years, piezoelectric surgery has been used to treat bone pathologies in the maxillofacial area, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Christian Pedemonte Trewhela, Andrea Carmona Avendaño, Edgardo González Mora, Ilich Vargas Farren, Francisco Lopetegui Caceres, Erick Rojas Quiroz
PURPOSE: The objective was to determine the dimensional impact, on the occlusal and articular level, of the gap produced in the lingual plate from symphyseal fractures, correlated with the dimensional change in the posterior mandibular width. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an observational experimental study based on 30 computed tomography scans of patients treated by the Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Hospital Clínico Mutual de Seguridad, Santiago, Chile, between 2012 and 2016...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yaping Wu, Yue Song, Rong Huang, Jiaan Hu, Xiaotong He, Yanling Wang, Guangchao Zhou, Chao Sun, Hongbing Jiang, Jie Cheng, Dongmiao Wang
BACKGROUND: Ectopic mandibular third molar is a rare clinical entity with incompletely known etiology. Here, we sought to delineate its epidemiological, clinical and radiographic characteristics, and therapy by integrating and analyzing the cases treated in our institution together with previously reported cases. METHOD: A new definition and classification for ectopic mandibular third molar was proposed based on its anatomic location on panoramic images. Thirty-eight ectopic mandibular third molars in 37 patients and 51 teeth in 49 patients were identified in our disease registry and from literature (1990-2016), respectively...
December 11, 2017: Head & Face Medicine
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