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- Editorial Board/Reviewing Committeeon 01/02/2023 at 12:00 am
- Radiographic analysis of critical anatomical structures for pterygoid implant placement in Chinese patients with a severely atrophied maxillaby Q. Zhang, A. Abdelrehem, X.Z. Qu, C.P. Zhang, H.S. Ong on 27/01/2023 at 12:00 am
The pterygoid implant is a feasible alternative for posterior dental rehabilitation without grafting; however, the ideal pterygoid implant placement continues to be debated. The aim of this study was to identify effective landmarks and establish valid guidelines to determine the ideal pterygoid implant placement. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data of 100 severely atrophied maxillae requiring implant rehabilitation, obtained between January 2015 and December 2018, were included. The CBCT data were obtained in DICOM format from the radiographic database and imported into Nobel Clinician software (Nobel Biocare) for radiographic analysis.
- How accurate is computer-assisted mandible gunshot wound management by patient-specific distraction device? Preoperative planning versus postoperative outcomesby A. Veyssiere, P. Weill, A.-C. Bildstein, R. Preudhomme, H. Bénateau on 23/01/2023 at 12:00 am
Gunshot wounds of the lower face are a challenge for the surgeon. Customized distraction osteogenesis (DO) is a well-established procedure for managing facial gunshot wounds. However, differences between the preoperative planning and postoperative outcomes are often noted. This multi-centre, retrospective study was performed to analyse the differences between the planning and outcomes for the lower third of the face, in patients undergoing the computer-assisted repair of mandible gunshot wounds using patient-specific distraction devices.
- Utility of navigation system-guided submandibular gland core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of immunoglobulin G4-related sialadenitisby Z.-z. Li, H. Zhu, W. Li, Y. Gao, J.-z. Su, G.-y. Yu on 20/01/2023 at 12:00 am
Pathological diagnosis is important for the definite diagnosis of immunoglobulin G4-related sialadenitis (IgG4-RS). Core needle biopsy (CNB) is a scarless technique; however the pathological heterogeneity of IgG4-RS (a particular feature of this disease) could be the potential cause of the inferior diagnostic capability of submandibular gland CNB (SMG-CNB) for IgG4-RS. The aim of this study was to explore technical improvements in SMG-CNB and improve its diagnostic power in IgG4-RS diagnosis. Eighteen patients clinically suspected for IgG4-RS were enrolled and underwent both SMG-CNB and SMG surgical biopsy.
- Biplanar approach to the transfollicular forehead and brow lift: a technical noteby M. Etemadi Sh, T. Fattahi, G. Tajmiri on 19/01/2023 at 12:00 am
The forehead and brow lift is one of the most commonly performed surgical cosmetic procedures for the rejuvenation of the upper third of the face. Various surgical techniques have been developed to achieve maximum aesthetic results alongside minimum complications; each method has its advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the ideal surgical approach for each patient should be selected based on careful preoperative evaluation and proper case selection. This article presents a novel modification of the transfollicular forehead and brow lift using a simultaneous biplanar approach to the subcutaneous and sub-periosteal tissue planes.
- Clinical application of endoscopic soft palate augmentation in the treatment of velopharyngeal insufficiencyby E.T. Isomura, M. Matsukawa, Y. Yokota, N. Tanaka, C. Sugiyama, K. Nohara on 18/01/2023 at 12:00 am
Velopharyngeal structure augmentation with the injection of autologous fat tissue into the nasal mucosa of the soft palate has been reported previously. However, as the injection points in the velopharyngeal space cannot be observed directly, these injections may be difficult to perform accurately. This report describes a new endoscope-assisted approach in which the materials for velopharyngeal structure augmentation are administered while observing the injection points directly, also enabling adjustment of the amount of material injected.
- Optimization of total tongue functional reconstruction with the sushi roll technique and its application in pectoralis major myocutaneous flapsby S. Liu, S. Zhang, Y.-X. Su, X. Zhou, Z.J. Gong, H.J. Wu on 16/01/2023 at 12:00 am
A protuberant shape and sufficient volume are the most important parameters for total tongue reconstruction. The conventional pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap undergoes collapse due to atrophy of the denervated muscle. In a new technique, this flap was rolled up like sushi to reshape the neotongue. This study explored the feasibility and effect of the ‘sushi roll’ technique for precise total functional reconstruction of the tongue using a PMMC flap. Thirty patients scheduled for total glossectomy and PMMC flap reconstruction were recruited.
- Somatic genomic imbalances in ‘tumour-free’ surgical margins of oral cancerby F. Baldan, C. Gnan, M. Lazarevic, N. Nikolic, C. Mio, Z. Tepavcevic, M. Robiony, J. Milasin, G. Damante on 11/01/2023 at 12:00 am
Up to 30% of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) patients develop local recurrence and distant metastasis. The molecular status of histologically cancer-free tumour margins could be a critical factor in predicting tumour behaviour. The aim of this study was to detect somatic genomic imbalances in OSCC with emphasis on the surgical margins. DNA was isolated from tumour tissues, margin tissues, and blood samples (used as control) obtained from 11 OSCC patients, and genome-wide array comparative genomic hybridization was performed.
- Outcomes following osteotome-mediated sinus floor elevation with Bio-Oss Collagen or no grafting material: a one-year single-blind randomized controlled trialby T. Starch-Jensen, N.H. Bruun, R. Spin-Neto on 11/01/2023 at 12:00 am
The objective of this single-blind randomized controlled trial was to test the hypothesis of no difference in implant treatment outcome and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) following osteotome-mediated sinus floor elevation with Bio-Oss Collagen (test) compared with no grafting material (control) after 1 year of implant loading. Forty healthy patients (27 female, 13 male) with a mean age of 49 years (range 24–74 years) were randomly allocated to the test or control group. Outcome measures included survival of the suprastructures and implants, peri-implant marginal bone loss, complications, and PROMs; the latter included the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 and a self-administered questionnaire with visual analogue scales to assess the peri-implant tissue, implant crown, function of the implant, total implant treatment outcome, and oral health-related quality of life.
- The average three-dimensional face for different sex and age groups in a Dutch populationby H. Schutte, M.S.M. Muradin, F. Bielevelt, N.G. Janssen, R.L.A.W. Bleys, A.J.W.P. Rosenberg on 11/01/2023 at 12:00 am
The increasing use of three-dimensional imaging calls for reference models representing large parts of the population. The aim of this prospective study was to create templates depicting facial maturation in the younger age groups. Healthy Dutch volunteers were captured, without selection of inclusions. Three-dimensional average faces were created using MATLAB, for both genders in four age groups (4–8 years, 8–12 years, 12–16 years, and ≥16 years). Variation within the groups was calculated and depicted on an average face with a green to red colour scale, corresponding to standard deviations between 0 and ≥ 3 mm, respectively.
- Mental nerve shielding from possible injury during mandibular surgical procedures: technical noteby D. Chhikara, V. Singh, A. Bhagol, A. Dahiya on 06/01/2023 at 12:00 am
Injuries to the mental nerve are not an uncommon complication in maxillofacial surgeries. Manipulation close to the mental nerve poses a great risk of nerve injury from drills, bone cutting and trimming burs, and oscillating/reciprocating saws. Nerve injuries can be painful and affect the patient’s quality of life. The accompanying complication of the nerve injury depends on the severity of the damage inflicted and can range from transient hypoesthesia to neuropathic pain or trigeminal neuralgia.
- A comparative study of three-dimensional airway changes after fibula flap reconstruction for benign and malignant tumours in the anterior mandibleby W. Du, G. Liu, W. Zhang, N. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. Peng on 27/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Surgical treatment of tumours in the anterior mandible and surrounding tissues may result in defects which can be restored by a fibula free flap. The upper airway may change during this process. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate upper airway changes after fibula free flap reconstruction. A total of 37 patients who underwent anterior mandibulectomy and fibula free flap reconstruction between 2012 and 2020 were recruited. Patients with benign and malignant tumours involving the anterior mandible were included.
- Reconstruction using a submental island flap combined with mylohyoid muscle as a reliable surgical strategy after rim mandibulectomy for the management of stage 3 medication-related osteonecrosis of the mandibleby Y. Myoken, T. Kawamoto, Y. Fujita, S. Sakurai, S. Toratani, S. Yanamoto on 24/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with stage 3 mandibular medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) treated using a submental island flap in combination with mylohyoid muscle reconstruction after rim mandibulectomy. The medical records of 12 patients treated between January 2019 and April 2022 were analysed retrospectively. Primary wound healing was assessed as the maintenance of full mucosal coverage without signs of infection at 6 months postoperatively.
- Influence of a resorbable collagen membrane for alveolar bone graft on clinical outcomes and ridge volume stability in cleft alveolusby T. Singkhorn, P. Pripatnanont, T. Nuntanaranont, D. Supakanjanakanti, W. Ritthagol on 23/12/2022 at 12:00 am
This study compared the clinical outcomes, graft quality, and graft quantity after alveolar bone grafting with and without a resorbable collagen membrane. Twenty unilateral cleft patients undergoing defect repair with cancellous iliac bone were assigned to either the collagen membrane group (Mb group) or standard group without a membrane (St group). Postoperative pain and swelling, bone density, and bone volume and quality were assessed. The Mb group showed significantly lower postoperative pain than the St group (P < 0.001) and significantly less swelling (P < 0.01) on day 3 postoperative.
- Association of craniomaxillofacial fractures and blunt cerebrovascular injuriesby E.M. Färkkilä, L.B. Kaban, F.B.D.J. Boos-Lima, Z.S. Peacock on 21/12/2022 at 12:00 am
High energy trauma has been considered a risk factor for blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI). The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors for BCVI specifically in patients with maxillofacial fractures in an urban level I trauma center. A retrospective cohort study of patients aged ≥ 18 years, admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) between 2007 and 2017, was implemented. There were 23,394 patients treated and entered into the MGH Trauma Registry: 22,287 sustained blunt trauma.
- Lateral augmentation of the sinus floor followed by regular implants versus short implants in the vertically deficient posterior maxilla: a systematic review and timewise meta-analysis of randomized studiesby O. Grunau, H. Terheyden on 16/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to perform a timewise meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) comparing the outcomes of short implants (≤6 mm) versus lateral sinus floor augmentation followed by regular implants (≥10 mm) in the deficient posterior maxilla. Eleven RCTs with 1, 3, and 5 years of follow-up were reported in 21 articles. There was no significant difference in the implant loss rate at the patient level after 1 and 3 years between the two groups (risk ratio 0.50, P = 0.17; risk ratio 1.71, P = 0.51).
- Patient safety with orthognathic surgery in an outpatient settingby C. Pekkari, C.K. Weiner, A. Marcusson, T. Davidson, A. Naimi-Akbar, B. Lund on 16/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Orthognathic surgery is traditionally performed in inpatient care. The question is whether patient safety is maintained when orthognathic surgery is performed in outpatient care. This retrospective cohort study was conducted to investigate patient safety in selected single-jaw orthognathic surgeries performed in outpatient care compared to inpatient care. Postoperative infection, postoperative bleeding, postoperative pain, plate removal, and re-operation, as well as emergency visits/phone calls and postoperative admission during the first 12 months after surgery were recorded.
- Gland-sparing neck dissection: oncological and functional outcomes in oral cancer patientsby H. Shih, J.-S. Huang, T.-T. Huang, T.-Y. Wong, M.-Y. Chen, K.-C. Chen on 12/12/2022 at 12:00 am
This study was performed to evaluate the subjective and objective functional outcomes of patients who had undergone submandibular gland-sparing neck dissection. All data were obtained from patients treated in a single hospital. Seventy-seven patients who had undergone complete submandibular gland sparing (CSGS) were included in the study. Cancer prognosis items were recorded. The subjective outcomes included patient self-evaluation of mouth dryness and the evaluation of the presence of saliva secretion following the application of digital pressure.
- Benign submandibular gland tumours: outcomes of gland-preserving excision by endoscopic or conventional approachby T. Rui, P. Qiu, Y. Wang, G. Wu, M. Fu, W. Chen on 12/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Endoscope-assisted surgery is becoming a preferred technique in salivary gland surgery. However, this technique has not yet been applied in submandibular gland (SMG) preservation surgery. This retrospective study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of endoscope-assisted gland-preserving surgery through a hairline incision in patients with benign SMG tumours. The study included 38 patients with benign SMG tumours who underwent tumour excision with gland preservation: 19 who underwent local excision of the tumour through an endoscope-assisted hairline approach and 19 who received the conventional cervical approach.
- Zygomatic implant placement using a robot-assisted flapless protocol: proof of conceptby M. Olivetto, J. Bettoni, S. Testelin, M. Lefranc on 12/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Robotic assistance can help in physically guiding the drilling trajectory during zygomatic implant positioning. A new robot-assisted strategy for a flapless zygomatic implant placement protocol is reported here. In this protocol, a preoperative computed tomography scan is used to plan the surgical path. After surface registration, the ROSA robot (Zimmer Biomet Robotics) guides several steps, which are performed with shared control. The surgeon performs the drilling and tapping, guided by the robotic arm, which is positioned according to the planned trajectory.
- Complications of total temporomandibular joint replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysisby F.G.G. Peres Lima, L.G.C. Rios, J. Bianchi, J.R. Gonçalves, L.R. Paranhos, W.A. Vieira, D. Zanetta-Barbosa on 07/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this systematic review was to determine the most prevalent complications resulting from total temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement. An electronic search was performed using the Embase, LILACS, MEDLINE (via PubMed), SciELO, Scopus, and Web of Science databases up to June 2022. Prospective and retrospective clinical studies on patients who underwent TMJ replacement were included. Two reviewers performed the study selection, data extraction, and individual risk of bias assessment using the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal Tools.
- A precise glossectomy for tongue cancer adjacent to or crossing the midline: a novel anatomical unit resection surgeryby K. Wu, S. Zhang, H.-j. Wu on 07/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Previous studies have lacked a clear anatomical and functional definition of glossectomy for tongue cancer adjacent to or crossing the midline (TCML). The aim of this study was to provide a novel surgical approach based on anatomical unit resection surgery to treat TCML. A total of 120 patients with TCML who had undergone radical surgery were recruited retrospectively into the study. The patients who were treated with compartment surgery formed the control group; those treated with anatomical unit resection surgery formed the experimental group.
- Changes in the upper airway volume after orthognathic surgery: three-dimensional measurements in a supine body positionby D. Pellby, M. Bengtsson on 06/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The objectives of this study were to analyse the changes in airway cross-sectional areas and volumes due to surgical movements of the jaws and to identify any possible correlation with the direction of the movements. Fifty-seven participants, aged 18–28 years (mean 20.8 years) at surgery, were followed up for 12 months postoperatively. Pre- and postoperative measurements of the facial region obtained from computed tomography in a supine position were analysed according to the surgical movements and changes in the upper airways.
- Duplication of the internal carotid artery and segmental aplasia of the vertebral arteriesby G. Toure, Y. François, D. Porozaj, E. Anzouan-Kacou on 05/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The internal carotid artery mainly supplies the brain. As the internal carotid artery contributes to the formation of the cerebral arterial circle, its variations are relevant in imaging, interventional radiology, and surgery. Knowledge of these variations is important for vascular anastomosis in free flap reconstruction and in arterial ligatures for haemostasis. During a cadaveric cervical dissection, a duplicated left internal carotid artery was incidentally observed in the carotid triangle of the neck.
- Systematic review of the software used for virtual surgical planning in craniomaxillofacial surgery over the last decadeby A. Tel, L. Arboit, M. De Martino, M. Isola, S. Sembronio, M. Robiony on 05/12/2022 at 12:00 am
Craniomaxillofacial surgery has been experiencing a deep conceptual change in surgical planning over the last decade, with virtual reality technologies becoming widely adopted. The high demand has led to an exponential increase in available software. The aim of this review was to outline the current literature and provide evidence on the most used software for virtual surgical planning (VSP), and also to define contemporary knowledge on which procedures are more ready candidates for VSP. A search was performed in the major databases, and screening of the results according to the PRISMA statement identified 535 articles reporting the implementation of preoperative VSP during the years 2010–2020.
- Comparison of quality of life and psychological distress in patients with tongue cancer undergoing a total/subtotal glossectomy or extended hemiglossectomy and free flap transfer: a prospective evaluationby K. Suzuki, N. Nishio, H. Kimura, T. Tokura, S. Kishi, N. Ozaki, Y. Fujimoto, M. Sone on 02/12/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to assess changes in the quality of life and psychological distress of patients with tongue cancer undergoing total/subtotal glossectomy (TG) or extended hemiglossectomy (HG) and free flap transfer. Differences between the two groups were compared using the Short Form 8-Item Health Survey (SF-8) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Of the 43 patients with tongue cancer, 24 (56%) underwent TG and 19 (44%) underwent HG. The general health and social functioning scores in the SF-8 and depression in the HADS were significantly worse in the TG group than in the HG group at 12 months after surgery, indicating that patients in the TG group may experience social isolation and psychological distress, and have difficulty in employability even 12 months after surgery.
- Segmental mandibular advancement for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea: a pilot studyby Y.Y. Leung, J.C.C. Wan, H.L. Fu, W.C. Chen, J.H.Z. Chung on 29/11/2022 at 12:00 am
Segmental mandibular advancement (SMA) consists of a combination of bilateral sagittal split osteotomy, anterior subapical osteotomy with extraction of the first premolars, and genioplasty, to allow an extended advancement of the mandible for the improvement of tongue base obstruction in moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and to minimize any unfavourable aesthetic change due to the large jaw advancement. The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes and complications following SMA in OSA patients.
- Mechanical properties of platelet-rich fibrin from patients on warfarinby E.B. Marinho, G. de Almeida Viana, P.G. de Barros Silva, A.P.N.N. Alves, M.R.L. Mota, R. de Sousa Alves, F.B. Sousa on 28/11/2022 at 12:00 am
Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) has been used increasingly in oral and maxillofacial surgery in recent years. The aim of this experimental study was to perform a mechanical evaluation of PRF from patients on warfarin. PRF samples were obtained from 21 patients on warfarin (mean INR 2.30 ± 0.89) and 21 non-anticoagulated patients (control; mean INR 1.08 ± 0.07). For the patients on warfarin, two experimental groups were formed based on the PRF centrifugation time: group A, 10 min (21 samples); group B, 18 min (20 samples).
- In-office outpatient orthognathic surgery: review of 254 cases where the patients were discharged the same dayby U. Bergmann, O.H. Jónsdóttir, J.B. Bergmann, G.Á. Björnsson on 25/11/2022 at 12:00 am
This study was performed to present a single operator’s experience of in-office (outside of a hospital setting) outpatient orthognathic surgery over a period of 12 years. A total of 254 surgeries were performed during this period. Average procedure times were comparable with published results from studies of similar material. The mean operating time for bimaxillary surgery (n = 21) was 3 hours and 11 minutes. Regarding single-jaw procedures, the mean operating time for Le Fort I osteotomy (n = 115) was 2 hours and 14 minutes and for bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (n = 118) was 2 hours and 1 minute.
- FACE-Q satisfaction following upper third facial gender-affirming surgery using custom bone-section guidesby M. Schmidt, E. Ramelli, M. Atlan, S. Cristofari on 21/11/2022 at 12:00 am
Postoperative satisfaction after facial gender-affirming surgery (FGAS) has not yet been assessed using a validated questionnaire. There is currently no postoperative satisfaction questionnaire specific to transgender patients concerning facial surgery. The contributions of three-dimensional planning in fronto-orbital surgery in trans women and the use of bone cutting guides for facial feminization surgery have been demonstrated. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate postoperative satisfaction with the upper third of the face in trans women using a validated questionnaire – FACE-Q – after fronto-orbital surgery using custom-made bone cutting guides.
- Surgical cutting guide and single plate fixation for intraoral vertical ramus osteotomyby Y. Zhang, C.W. Yong, R.S.K. Lim, A.A.T. Lim on 18/11/2022 at 12:00 am
With the advancement of digital technology over the last few decades, the use of virtual surgical planning and fabrication of surgical guides have tremendously improved the outcomes of various maxillofacial surgical procedures. The intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO) is an orthognathic surgical procedure largely employed for mandibular setback in correcting dentofacial deformities. This study describes the design and application of a surgical cutting guide for IVRO. The guide can also be used to facilitate the placement of miniplate fixation.
- Accurate occlusion-driven maxillary reconstruction with deep circumflex iliac artery flap using computer-assisted techniques and intraoral anastomosis: a case seriesby S.-Y. Qiu, X.-F. Shan, Y.-F. Kang, M.-K. Ding, L. Zhang, Z.-G. Cai on 14/11/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of occlusion-driven maxillary reconstruction with the deep circumflex iliac artery (DCIA) flap, using computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and intraoral anastomosis. The data of 11 patients who underwent occlusion-driven maxillary reconstruction with this method between December 2018 and December 2020 in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology were reviewed retrospectively.
- Re: Ambulatory sagittal split ramus osteotomy: strategy for enhanced recovery after surgeryby M. Raffaini, F. Arcuri on 12/11/2022 at 12:00 am
We read with great interest the article by Hattori et al.1 titled “Ambulatory sagittal split ramus osteotomy: strategy for enhanced recovery after surgery”, on outpatient sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO). However, we were disappointed not to find the article by Raffaini et al.2 titled “The sagittal mandibular osteotomy under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation: four years of multicenter experience” cited in the References list. This article was published 20 years ago in the International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery, a journal that is no longer published, unfortunately.
- Response to the Letter to the Editor regarding “Ambulatory sagittal split ramus osteotomy: strategy for enhanced recovery after surgery”by Y. Hattori, H. Uda, A. Niu, K. Yoshimura, Y. Sugawara on 12/11/2022 at 12:00 am
We would like to thank the authors of the Letter to the Editor for their interest in our article titled “Ambulatory sagittal split ramus osteotomy: strategy for enhanced recovery after surgery”.1 The authors of the Letter refer to an interesting study in which a sagittal split ramus osteotomy (SSRO) was performed on 35 patients under local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation, thereby avoiding the need for general anaesthesia and a hospital stay.2
- Neck management of pathological N1 oral squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective studyby Z. Chen, W.-B. Zhang, Y. Wang, C. Mao, C.-B. Guo, X. Peng on 11/11/2022 at 12:00 am
This study was performed to compare the effects of neck dissection procedures on the prognosis of patients with pathological N1 (pN1) oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), analyse factors affecting the prognosis, and provide a neck management strategy for clinical N1 (cN1) oral cancer. The study patients were divided into two groups according to the neck dissection: a selective neck dissection (SND) group (n = 85) and a radical or modified radical neck dissection (RND/MRND) group (n = 22). There was no statistically significant difference in recurrence rates at local, regional, and distant sites between the SND and RND/MRND groups.
- Clinical feasibility of deep learning-based automatic head CBCT image segmentation and landmark detection in computer-aided surgical simulation for orthognathic surgeryby H.H. Deng, Q. Liu, A. Chen, T. Kuang, P. Yuan, J. Gateno, D. Kim, J.C. Barber, K.G. Xiong, P. Yu, K.J. Gu, X. Xu, P. Yan, D. Shen, J.J. Xia on 10/11/2022 at 12:00 am
The purpose of this ambispective study was to investigate whether deep learning-based automatic segmentation and landmark detection, the SkullEngine, could be used for orthognathic surgical planning. Sixty-one sets of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images were automatically inferred for midface, mandible, upper and lower teeth, and 68 landmarks. The experimental group included automatic segmentation and landmarks, while the control group included manual ones that were previously used to plan orthognathic surgery.
- Update of the classification of midpalatal suture behaviour after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion using computed tomographyby P.P. Vinha, P.M. Alcântara, F.V. Mello-Filho on 03/11/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to update the midpalatal suture classification after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) using computed tomography (CT). Thirty-five patients with a transverse maxillary deficiency and unilateral or bilateral posterior crossbite underwent SARME with osteotomy of the pterygoid apophysis of the sphenoid. CT was performed before installation of the Hyrax expander appliance and after the final activation. Opening of the midpalatal suture was classified into three types: type I, total midpalatal suture opening from anterior nasal spine (ANS) to posterior nasal spine (PNS); type II, partial midpalatal suture opening from ANS to the transverse palatine suture, with partial or non-existent opening of the midpalatal suture posterior to the transverse palatine suture; type III, complete maxillary opening from ANS, but not of PNS, because a paramedian fracture completed the opening of the hard palate.
- Efficacy of the autogenous dentin graft for implant placement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsby B. Mahardawi, S. Jiaranuchart, K.A. Tompkins, A. Pimkhaokham on 31/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to determine whether the autogenous dentin graft (ADG) shows comparable results and similar clinical performance to other graft materials when utilized for implant placement. Four databases were searched, and controlled human studies that applied autogenous dentin for implant surgery, comparing it with other bone grafts, were included. Nine articles met the inclusion criteria, five of which were randomized controlled trials and were included in the meta-analysis. ADG showed equivalent primary and secondary implant stability when compared to Bio-Oss (primary: mean difference −0.74, 95% confidence interval (CI) − 3.36 to 1.88, P = 0.58; secondary: mean difference − 1.29, 95% CI − 5.69 to 3.11, P = 0.57).
- Deep-learning-based automatic facial bone segmentation using a two-dimensional U-Netby D. Morita, S. Mazen, S. Tsujiko, Y. Otake, Y. Sato, T. Numajiri on 31/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The use of deep learning (DL) in medical imaging is becoming increasingly widespread. Although DL has been used previously for the segmentation of facial bones in computed tomography (CT) images, there are few reports of segmentation involving multiple areas. In this study, a U-Net was used to investigate the automatic segmentation of facial bones into eight areas, with the aim of facilitating virtual surgical planning (VSP) and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in maxillofacial surgery.
- Computational fluid dynamics and NOSE scale to assess nasal respiratory function, and correlation with linear maxillary measurements after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansionby C.E. Zambon, G.B. Cherobin, E.R. Utumi, G.G. Machado, F.A.F. de Vasconcellos, M.P.S.M Peres, R.R.M. Pilan, R.L. Voegels, F.R. Pinna on 29/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Nasal obstruction is common in patients with a transverse maxillary deficiency. The aim of this study was to determine the variation in nasal airway resistance in adult patients with a transverse maxillary deficiency before and after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using computed tomography scans, and to correlate this variation with maxillary linear measurements obtained by means of plaster models. The subjective symptoms of nasal obstruction were also analysed using a visual analogue scale (VAS) for nasal breathing and the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale.
- ‘Pillow technique’ to improve lip support in the context of zygoma implant rehabilitationby F. Hernández-Alfaro, G.-M.-M. Ragucci, M. Giralt-Hernando, J. Caramês, A. Valls-Ontañón on 25/10/2022 at 12:00 am
This study proposes a simple, off-the-shelf ancillary method for application in the dental rehabilitation of severe maxillary atrophy with zygoma implants, allowing simultaneous improvement of lip support in cases with a moderate lack of premaxillary projection. Three consecutive patients with an atrophic maxilla were evaluated retrospectively. All were treated with a fixed rehabilitation over four zygomatic implants and the pillow technique. The study variables included radiological assessment of the premaxilla volume, upper lip and perinasal soft tissue changes, clinical complications, and subjective evaluation of functional and aesthetic patient satisfaction based on a visual analogue scale.
- Single-dose versus prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis for alveolar bone grafting in cleft patientsby S. Kluba, S. Reinert, M. Krimmel on 21/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The increase in antimicrobial resistance requires a critical discussion of antibiotic applications. Postoperative antibiotic prophylaxis is still common for intraoral bone transplantation. However, no guidelines exist for alveolar bone grafting (ABG) in cleft patients. This study compared the infection rate between prolonged and single-dose prophylaxis for this procedure, with the null hypothesis of no difference between the two groups. In total, 109 ABG procedures in 94 cleft patients performed by two surgeons were included.
- Three-dimensional evaluation of condylar position after mandibular reconstruction with a fibula free flap—comparison of different surgical techniquesby K.L. Schulz, M.R. Kesting, C.-P. Nobis, R. Matta, R. Lutz on 21/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Three-dimensional positional changes of the temporomandibular joint after mandible reconstruction using microvascular fibula flaps were investigated in 58 patients. The results of preoperative virtually planned surgery, intraoperative resection- and cutting-guided surgery, and non-guided surgery were compared. Pre- and postoperative computed tomography data of each patient were processed and superimposed digitally. The condyle deviations and rotations along the axes and planes of the skull, as well as Euclidean distances, were determined.
- Comparison of two transcutaneous approaches for the removal of impacted parotid stonesby D.-N. Zheng, Y.-N. Zhao, L.-Q. Zhang, X.-Y. Xie, D.-G. Liu, G.-Y. Yu on 19/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate the indications and treatment outcomes of two transcutaneous approaches for the removal of impacted parotid stones. Sixty-eight consecutive patients with impacted parotid stones underwent endoscopy-assisted lithotomy via a direct mini-incision or a peri-auricular flap. Clinical safety and outcomes were evaluated. Complete stone extraction was achieved in all patients. In the mini-incision group (52 patients), the stones were in the middle third of the main duct in 31 patients, at the hilum in 16, and in the intraglandular duct in five.
- Volumetric change of bony cavity and shrinkage speed after marsupialization for odontogenic keratocyst and unicystic ameloblastomaby A.A.S. Mohamed, Y.-j. Liang, E.A. Al-Shujaa, L. Yang, W.-h. Luo, G.-q. Liao on 18/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of marsupialization treatment for odontogenic keratocyst (OKC) and unicystic ameloblastoma (UA) based on the three-dimensional volumetric change over time, and to determine the difference between OKC and UA in terms of the absolute volume reduction (AVR) and absolute shrinkage speed (ASS), and whether they are correlated with the preoperative volume, time after marsupialization (time between marsupialization and second treatment), and patient age.
- Perfusion of microvascular free flaps in head and neck reconstruction after prior neck dissection and irradiationby M. Ooms, B. Puladi, P. Winnand, M. Heitzer, T. Steiner, J. Bickenbach, F. Hölzle, A. Modabber on 15/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Microvascular free flaps are frequently used for head and neck reconstruction after prior neck dissection (ND) and neck irradiation (RTX). The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of ND and RTX on flap perfusion as a critical factor for flap success. Overall, 392 patients reconstructed with a microvascular fasciocutaneous flap (FF) or perforator flap (PF) in the head and neck region between 2011 and 2020 were analysed retrospectively. Flap perfusion measured intraoperatively and postoperatively with the O2C tissue oxygen analysis system was compared between patients who had received neither ND nor RTX (controls), patients who had received ND but no RTX (ND group), and patients who had received both ND and RTX (ND+RTX group).
- Harvesting anterior iliac crest or calvarial bone grafts to augment severely resorbed edentulous jaws: a systematic review and meta-analysis of patient-reported outcomesby D.E. Wortmann, B. van Minnen, K. Delli, J. Schortinghuis, G.M. Raghoebar, A. Vissink on 12/10/2022 at 12:00 am
The aim of this systematic review was to compare patient-reported outcomes after harvesting calvarial or anterior iliac crest bone grafts to repair severe jaw defects and enable implant placement. The MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases, and OpenGrey were searched for studies on patient satisfaction, pain, disturbances in daily functioning, sensory alterations, donor site aesthetics, and complication rates. Of the 1946 articles identified, 43 reporting 40 studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria; the studies were one randomized controlled clinical trial, one retrospective controlled clinical trial, and 23 prospective and 15 retrospective cohort studies.
- Using indocyanine green angiography to achieve complete engraftment of pectoralis major myocutaneous flapsby T. Eguchi, K Kawaguchi, K Sato, Y Hamada on 12/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Although the pectoralis major myocutaneous (PMMC) flap is among the useful reconstructive materials following oral cancer ablation, this flap has an unstable blood circulation that could result in partial necrosis of the skin paddle. This report describes the usefulness of indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) to achieve complete engraftment of the PMMC flap. Five patients with oral cancer underwent reconstruction with a PMMC flap after cancer ablation. During the skin paddle design and flap elevation, the blood supply to the flap was assessed by ICGA.
- Clinical features and overall survival of osteosarcoma of the mandibleby J.M. Brown, A. Steffensen, B. Trump on 12/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone sarcoma and is typically found in the distal femur, proximal tibia, and proximal humerus. While several factors are known to influence survival, less is known regarding the influence of primary tumor location. This study describes the clinical features and prognosis of mandibular osteosarcoma. The SEER database was utilized to identify cases of mandibular osteosarcoma diagnosed between 2004 and 2015. Sex, age, grade, histological subtype, tumor size, tumor extension, presence of metastasis at diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention were determined.
- Is a symmetrical face really attractive?by N.A. Harun, K.B.C. Adam, N.A. Abdullah, N. Rusli on 08/10/2022 at 12:00 am
Facial symmetry plays an important role in facial attractiveness and is one of the major criteria used to determine attractiveness in humans. In craniomaxillofacial surgery, facial symmetry is one of the main considerations. The aim of this study was to determine anthropometric measurements quantitatively and investigate the relationship between facial symmetry and attractiveness in a local Malay population. The study included 30 photographed Malay individuals and 100 photograph assessors, all aged between 18 and 26 years.
- Μενού Περιοδικών
- The New England Journal of Medicine
- Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
- British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (DGMKG)
- Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics
- Oral Oncology
- Clinical Oral Implants Research
- Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
- Implant Dentistry
- Head & Neck
- American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics