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- Alar cinch sutures in orthognathic surgery: scoping review and proposal of a classificationby R. Rauso, G. Tartaro, G.F. Nicoletti, R. Fragola, G. Lo Giudice, M. Santagata on 26/10/2021 at 12:00 am
Orthognathic surgery and the Le Fort I osteotomy result in noticeable alterations to the nasal/nasolabial anatomy. The alar base cinch technique is a surgical technique to control lateralization of the base of the nose and is well described in the literature. The aim of this scoping review was to identify every unique alar cinch suture technique reported in orthognathic surgery and to propose a classification for the different techniques described. A search was conducted in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Scopus electronic databases covering the period May 1980 to July 2020, which identified 10 articles that were eligible for this review.
- Posterior auricular artery helix root free flap—part I: radio-anatomical studyby M. Daurade, N. Sigaux, A. Gleizal, P. Breton, J. Chauvel-Picard, A. Pierrefeu on 26/10/2021 at 12:00 am
Full-thickness defects of the distal nose are an ongoing surgical challenge. Among the available techniques, pre-auricular chondrocutaneous free flaps based on the superficial temporal artery (STA) have good aesthetic and functional outcomes. However they often require autologous venous grafts. The aim of this radio-anatomical study was to evaluate the feasibility of the helix root free flap based on the posterior auricular artery (PAA). Vascular lengths, diameters, and networks were investigated in flaps harvested from cadavers.
- Posterior auricular artery helix root free flap—part II: clinical applicationby A. Pierrefeu, S. Bonnafous, P. Gagnieur, M. Daurade on 26/10/2021 at 12:00 am
The surgical repair of full-thickness defects involving the alae nasi is complex. Pedicle flaps such as frontal and nasolabial flaps can be used, but require several interventions with different techniques. In contrast, free flaps from the foot of the ear helix allow the three layers of the nasal wings to be reconstructed in a single operation. Nevertheless, in the classical approach, the vascular pedicle is short. Although some authors have proposed raising the flap in a retrograde manner, this still yields a relatively short pedicle with narrow vessels.
- Response to the comments to the Editor regarding “Denosumab for the management of central giant cell granuloma of the jaws—a case series”by M.A. Pogrel on 22/10/2021 at 12:00 am
We thank the authors for their insightful comments regarding our article1, but would just reply that in principle one would like to treat any lesion medically rather than surgically, and that is why we are looking for so many medical solutions to many of the lesions that we see. It does appear both from the literature and anecdotally that denosumab is changing the way a number of lesions are treated. Although first used for the management of giant cell lesions of the long bones, for which it appears to be in general use, it has also found favor in the management of fibrous dysplasia, central giant cell granulomas of the jaws, cherubism, and chronic sclerotic osteomyelitis of the jaws.
- CT parameters in pure orbital wall fractures and their relevance in the choice of treatment and patient outcome: a systematic reviewby M. Wevers, E.M. Strabbing, O. Engin, M. Gardeniers, M.J. Koudstaal on 22/10/2021 at 12:00 am
Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis of pure orbital fractures of the orbital floor and medial wall. The aim of this study was to systematically review the current literature in order to establish an overview of CT parameters relevant to the choice of treatment and (long-term) clinical outcome for patients treated operatively and conservatively. The PRISMA guidelines were followed. Databases were searched using the terms ‘orbital fracture’ and ‘computed tomography’.
- Clear cell carcinoma: a comprehensive literature review of 254 casesby A. Desai, C.M. Rivera, W.C. Faquin, A.J. Iafrate, M.N. Rivera, A. Jaquinet, M.J. Troulis on 19/10/2021 at 12:00 am
This comprehensive literature review represents a summary of all cases of clear cell carcinoma (CCC) of the salivary glands that are documented in the literature. PubMed was used to collect available reports of CCC; 97 reports detailing 254 cases, published between 1983 and 2020, were retrieved. Clinically the tumor manifests most commonly as a painless mass or swelling on the palate, and the duration of symptoms prior to seeking care ranges from 1 week to 6 years. Local tumor recurrence was present in 18.8% of the cases.
- Risk stratification for poor health-related quality of life following head and neck cancer through the aid of a one-page item prompt listby J. Twigg, A. Kanatas, G.M. Humphris, D. Lowe, S.N. Rogers on 19/10/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this work was to evaluate the usability of a single-page, patient-completed, condition-specific prompt list, the Patient Concerns Inventory (PCI-HN), to risk-stratify for poor health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Data were collected between 2008 and 2017. The main dataset comprised 310 patients first completing the PCI-HN and University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire (UW-QOLv4) between 2012 and 2017. Another 201 patients first completing the PCI-HN between 2008 and 2011 provided a second dataset for independent validation.
- Functional outcomes after submandibular gland-sparing neck dissection in patients with oral squamous cell carcinomaby H. Gu, G. Xuan, Y. Zhou, M. Li, M. Chen, Y. Wang on 18/10/2021 at 12:00 am
The feasibility of submandibular gland (SMG) preservation during neck dissection has been described. The aim of this study was to analyse the functional outcomes in patients undergoing SMG preservation during neck dissection for cT1–2N0 oral squamous cell carcinoma. Consecutive patients were divided into two groups based on the management of the SMG, and underwent a saliva flow test before surgery, 7 days after surgery, and at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months after surgery. All enrolled patients completed the fourth version of the University of Washington Quality of Life (UWQOL) questionnaire at 12 months after surgery.
- Regarding “Denosumab for the management of central giant cell granuloma of the jaws—a case series”by L.B. Kaban, T.B. Dodson on 14/10/2021 at 12:00 am
In the article “Denosumab for the management of central giant cell granuloma of the jaws—a case series” by Pogrel and Hossaini-Zadeh1, the authors present their experience treating eight patients with ‘central giant cell granulomas’ using denosumab monotherapy at a loading dose of 120 mg subcutaneously per week, three times, followed by a once-monthly 120-mg dose for 6 months. The authors are to be complimented for their long-term follow-up of these patients. However, based on weaknesses in the study design, the outcomes cannot be assessed by readers and add limited new or definitive information to the literature.
- Topographic superficial craniectomy for invasive scalp carcinomaby R. Lartizien, L. Noyelles, J. De Quatrebarbes, G. Bettega on 13/10/2021 at 12:00 am
The management of non-melanoma skin cancer of the scalp that invades the deep structures can be challenging. An operative technique of topographic superficial craniectomy using a piezoelectric instrument (Piezosurgery (Mectron S.p.A., Carasco, Italy)) for tumours with periosteal invasion without diploic space invasion is presented here. The tumour was resected including the periosteum of the craniectomy area. A grid was carved through the outer table using the Piezosurgery device. The grid squares measured approximately 1.5 cm on each side.
- Mechanical properties of three-dimensionally printed titanium plates used in jaw reconstruction: preliminary studyby C.-F. Wang, Y. Yu, W. Bai, J.-M. Han, W.-B. Zhang, X. Peng on 07/10/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to compare the mechanical properties of three-dimensionally (3D)-printed and conventional surgical plates used for the repair of maxillary or mandibular defects under the same experimental conditions, and to provide experimental evidence for the future application and clinical trial of 3D-printed individualized surgical plates. For the experimental group, two groups of surgical plates with thicknesses of 2.0 mm and 2.5 mm were designed and 3D-printed by electron beam melting, using Ti–6Al–4V as raw material.
- Editorial Board/Reviewing Committeeon 01/10/2021 at 12:00 am
- Head and neck cancer associated with myiasisby K.K.N. Gonçalves, E.S.M. de Araújo, D.S. Barbirato, C.A.P. do Lago, B.C. do Egito Vasconcelos on 30/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Head and neck cancer patients represent a risk group for the development of fly larvae infestation in neoplastic wounds. This condition can accelerate the disease progression and increase its lethality due to local or systemic complications. The aim of this study was to conduct a scoping review on head and neck cancer associated with myiasis in order to answer the focal question: what are the occurrence, diagnosis, aetiology, treatment and outcomes of head and neck cancer associated with myiasis? This paper was structured based on the five-steps methodology proposed by Arksey and O’Malley (Int J Soc Res Methodol 2005;1:19-32), and followed the PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR), OSF Registries protocol.
- Extended buccal lipectomy (bichectomy) for extreme cheek contouringby R. Pokrowiecki on 28/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The bichectomy, or buccal lipectomy, is a method for cheek contouring and midface tapering in cosmetic surgery. It is generally accepted that the long-term results of well-established conservative bichectomy approaches exhibit some limitations, and the surgery does not always deliver satisfactory results. The extended bichectomy approach includes the resection of the buccal extension of the fat pad along with the body and part of the temporal extension. When properly performed, this procedure provides the desired cheek contouring and slimming in patients who may not benefit from a conventional technique.
- Geographic remoteness from a multidisciplinary team is associated with an increased clinical staging of head and neck cancer: a Newcastle (Australia) studyby J. Clohessy, G. Hoffman, D. Cope on 28/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between a patient’s residential distance from a tertiary referral regional multidisciplinary team (MDT) and the clinical staging of their head and neck cancer (HNC) at presentation. A retrospective cohort study was performed of all attendees with HNC who had undergone an MDT assessment. The period of study was January 2016 to January 2017. The primary predictor variable was the patient’s residential distance from the MDT. Demographic and clinicopathological factors were recorded.
- An arthroscopic technique for closure of perforations in temporomandibular joint retrodiscal tissuesby X. Liu, A. Abdelrehem, J. Zheng, Y. Luo, C. Yang on 24/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The objective of this retrospective study was to introduce and evaluate an arthroscopic discopexy for closure of retrodiscal tissue perforations. A total of 112 patients (135 joints) receiving an arthroscopic discopexy for management of retrodiscal tissue perforations between January 2016 and September 2019 were included. Pre- and postoperative visual analogue scale (VAS) pain scores and maximum inter-incisal opening (MIO), as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, were collected and analysed.
- Spontaneous regression of malignant lymphoma of the maxillary gingiva following biopsyby Y. Aoki, S. Hasegawa, S. Miyabe, T. Nagao on 21/09/2021 at 12:00 am
A case of spontaneous regression of malignant lymphoma of the maxillary gingiva following a biopsy is reported. An 84-year-old man was referred to the hospital with chief complaints of swelling of the anterior maxillary gingiva. A non-tender swelling with an ulcer was observed. There was no abnormal bone resorption in the anterior maxillary region and no swelling of the cervical lymph nodes. A biopsy was performed, and the patient was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The lesion regressed spontaneously 3 weeks after the initial biopsy.
- Accuracy of intentionally tilted implant placement in the maxilla using dynamic navigation: a retrospective clinical analysisby T. Meng, X. Zhang on 21/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the accuracy of dynamic navigation for the placement of intentionally tilted implants in the posterior maxilla. The study included 12 patients with edentulism or continuous multiple tooth loss, who had 48 implants inserted under dynamic navigation guidance in the posterior maxilla. Twenty-four implants near maxillary sinuses were intentionally tilted. The average platform deviation was 1.3 ± 0.4 mm (range 0.8–2.3 mm), apex deviation was 1.1 ± 0.5 mm (range 0.2–2.3 mm), and axis deviation was 3.1 ± 1.0° (range 1.8–6.7°).
- The impact of travel distance to treatment centre on oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma survival and recurrenceby J.R. Daniell, X. Dolja-Gore, L. McDowell, C. Udovicich, D. Rowe, T.A. Iseli, T. Wong, M.J.R. Magarey, D. Wiesenfeld on 20/09/2021 at 12:00 am
There have been no prior studies examining the effect of distance to the treatment centre on oral squamous cell carcinoma outcomes in Australia. The purpose of this study was to analyse the impact of travel distance on oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) outcomes. This was a retrospective analysis of 243 patients who received surgical treatment ± adjuvant therapy between 2007 and 2016. The overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), and freedom from loco-regional failure (FFLRF) survival analyses were conducted using Kaplan–Meier curves and a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model.
- Correlation of preference- and profile-based quality of life of Japanese oral cancer patients during the perioperative period measured using EQ-5D-5L and FACT-H&Nby T. Aoki, Y. Ota, K. Izawa, Y. Osawa, S. Seta, B. Tsuda on 20/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The EuroQol 5-dimension 5-level (EQ-5D-5L) instrument is among the most used preference-based quality of life (QOL) measures for cost–utility analysis. Each dimension is evaluated on five levels. The aim of this study was to clarify whether the EQ-5D-5L, which consists of only five items, correlates with profile-based QOL measures in Japanese oral cancer patients during the perioperative period. One hundred participants with oral cancer undergoing radical therapy completed QOL assessments before treatment, at treatment completion, and 1 and 3 months after treatment using the EQ-5D-5L and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy – Head & Neck instrument (FACT-H&N, Japanese version).
- Management of sinus graft infection—a systematic reviewby M. Schlund, J. Meeus, C. Politis, J. Ferri on 20/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Sinus graft infections are rare but serious complications, as they are associated with significant morbidity and sinus graft loss. The aim of this study was to systematically review the management of sinus graft infection in order to define which protocols should be implemented. The terms searched in each database were “sinus graft infection management”, “maxillary sinus lift infection”, “maxillary sinus graft infection”, “maxillary sinus elevation infection”, and “maxillary sinus augmentation infection”.
- Performance of deep convolutional neural network for classification and detection of oral potentially malignant disorders in photographic imagesby K. Warin, W. Limprasert, S. Suebnukarn, S. Jinaporntham, P. Jantana on 18/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs) are a group of conditions that can transform into oral cancer. The purpose of this study was to evaluate convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithms to classify and detect OPMDs in oral photographs. In this study, 600 oral photograph images were collected retrospectively and grouped into 300 images of OPMDs and 300 images of normal oral mucosa. CNN-based classification models were created using DenseNet-121 and ResNet-50. The detection models were created using Faster R-CNN and YOLOv4.
- Midline versus paramedian mandibulotomy for tongue cancer surgery: analysis of complicationsby T.-H. Chiu, F. Marchi, S.-F. Huang, C.-J. Kang, C.-T. Liao, S.-Y. Hung, D.C.-F. Cheong, C.-K. Tsao on 14/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Midline and paramedian mandibulotomies both have distinct anatomical and surgical strengths. A retrospective study was performed at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Branch between 2014 and 2019 to investigate how the osteotomy site (midline (n = 221) or paramedian (n = 44)) and type (straight, notched, or stair-stepped) affect postoperative and post-radiotherapy complications in patients undergoing wide excision of tongue cancer with flap reconstruction. Midline mandibulotomies were predominantly of the straight osteotomy type, while paramedian mandibulotomies were mostly notched type (P < 0.001).
- Lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the sublingual glandby L.-C. Mong, K.-F. Liu, Y.-H. Lin, C.-Y. Wu on 14/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Lymphoepithelial carcinoma is rare in the salivary glands, with an incidence of 0.4%. The most commonly affected site is the parotid gland, followed by the submandibular gland. Lymphoepithelial carcinoma in the sublingual gland has been reported only four times in the existing English-language literature. Such tumours are characterized by the presence of a poorly differentiated carcinoma that is surrounded and infiltrated by lymphocytes, and they are strongly associated with Epstein–Barr virus infection, patient ethnicity, and prominent radiosensitivity.
- Clinical performance of tooth root blocks for alveolar ridge reconstructionby S. Bazal-Bonelli, L. Sánchez-Labrador, J. Cortés-Bretón Brinkmann, F. Pérez-González, C. Méniz-García, J.M. Martínez-González, J. López-Quiles on 08/09/2021 at 12:00 am
This systematic literature review set out to investigate the clinical outcomes of autogenous tooth root blocks used for ridge augmentation: survival rates, block resorption, implant survival, post-surgical complications, and histology findings. This review followed PRISMA guidelines. An automated search was made in four databases, supplemented by a manual search for relevant articles published before December 2020. The quality of evidence provided was assessed with the Newcastle–Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale and the Joanna Briggs Institute Critical Appraisal tool.
- Power chains as an alternative to steel-wire ligatures in temporary maxillomandibular fixation: a pilot studyby L.J. van Ewijk, T.C.T. van Riet, I.G.H. van der Tol, J.P.T.F. Ho, A.G. Becking on 08/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to compare two techniques for temporary intraoperative maxillomandibular fixation (TIO-MMF) during orthognathic surgery: steel-wire ligatures versus power chains. Patients undergoing orthognathic surgery between October 2019 and March 2020 were included in a prospective cross-sectional study conducted in three participating hospitals. Data were collected using a standardized measurement form. A total of 44 patients were included, in whom TIO-MMF was applied 79 times. A statistically significant difference in intraoperative loss of stability of the segment relationship was found between steel-wire ligatures (11.4%) and power chains (0%).
- Risk factors for oral epithelial dysplasias to become malignant: clinical implicationsby S. Gómez-Armayones, E. Chimenos-Küstner, C. Arranz, S. Tous, S. Marquez, R.M. Penín, B. Quirós, M. Taberna, L. Alemany, O. Servitje, M. Mena on 07/09/2021 at 12:00 am
There is a lack of effective clinical management of oral epithelial dysplasias to reduce their risk of malignant transformation and considerable gaps in knowledge regarding the most effective means of treating such lesions. A retrospective cohort of biopsy-confirmed oral epithelial dysplasias consecutively diagnosed in the period 1995–2014 and followed-up until 2017 was identified from pathology department files. Demographic, clinical and follow-up information was collected. Multivariate Cox proportional-hazards models were performed to evaluate sociodemographic, clinical and pathological factors associated with progression to oral squamous cell carcinoma.
- Prospective study of the long-term outcomes and complications after total temporomandibular joint replacement: analysis at 10 yearsby A. Rajkumar, A.J. Sidebottom on 07/09/2021 at 12:00 am
This prospective analysis was performed to assess the long-term benefits of the TMJ Concepts joint replacement system in the UK. All patients who had replacement temporomandibular joints (TMJ) with at least 10 years of follow-up were included. The most common primary diagnoses were trauma, multiple previous operations, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disease, and ankylosis. A total of 43 patients (62 joints) were followed up for 10 years (mean age 45, range 22–70 years); 39 were female and four were male.
- The role of SPP1 as a prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target in head and neck squamous cell carcinomaby X. Cai, H. Zhang, T. Li on 03/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common malignancies and has a low 5-year survival rate. Mounting evidence suggests that oral potentially malignant disorders, such as oral leukoplakia (OLK), may progress to HNSCC. Given that OLK and HNSCC are often insidious and asymptomatic, the identification of markers of OLK malignant transformation and therapeutic targets in HNSCC is critical. Using various online tools and publicly available gene expression datasets, the secreted phosphoprotein 1 gene (SPP1) was identified as a significant differentially expressed gene among OLK, HNSCC, and non-cancerous tissues.
- Effects of melatonin receptor expression on prognosis and survival in oral squamous cell carcinoma patientsby H.-K. Park, M.-H. Ryu, D.-S. Hwang, G.-C. Kim, M.-A. Jang, U.-K. Kim on 02/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Melatonin receptors can inhibit breast and prostate cancers; however, little is known regarding their effects on oral squamous cell carcinoma. In this study, we collected specimens from 81 patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma and analysed clinicopathological data retrospectively. In addition, the expression of the melatonin receptor was analysed immunohistochemically. Survival rates were calculated using the Kaplan–Meier method and log-rank test. Multivariate analysis was performed based on the Cox proportional-hazards model.
- Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma on the floor of the mouth: a rare entity in an unusual locationby M. Agea Martínez, I. Navarro Cuéllar, A. Sada Urmeneta, F. Alijo Serrano, C. Navarro Cuéllar on 01/09/2021 at 12:00 am
Neuroendocrine carcinomas (NEC) are a group of malignant neoplasms usually located in the lungs or gastrointestinal tract. Fewer cases are located in the head and neck, and in these rare presentations, the lingual tonsil, larynx, and major salivary glands are the most frequently affected sites. NECs exhibit similar characteristics regardless of where they arise. However, because these neoplasms are rare, a clear understanding of their aetiopathogenesis has yet to be described, and options for treatment have varied and are not unified.
- Synchronous oral cavity malignancy in identical twins—unusual coincidence of similaritiesby M. Uddin, A. Bowen, G. Betts, S. Sainuddin on 01/09/2021 at 12:00 am
The multifactorial nature of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has led to increased efforts in establishing various risk factors. Well-known environmental risk factors for HNSCC include tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, immunosuppression, and more recently human papillomavirus infection. Familial clustering has been observed in cancers occurring at other sites, but not so much with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) without exposure to shared environmental risk factors. An unusual case of identical twins who presented with OSCC involving an identical site and exhibiting similar histological features is reported here.
- Supraclavicular lymph node recurrence after radical surgery: is epidermal growth factor receptor a predictive marker?by J.J. Wu, L.W. Ma, C.H. Jiang, J. Chen, N. Li, X.Q. Chen, A.J. Min, W.J. Wang, Y.Q. Hu, X. Gao on 31/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this study was to evaluate the rare postoperative supraclavicular metastasis originating from oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and to discuss epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) as a potential predictive marker. Tumour specimens of OSCC patients divided into three groups were included: supraclavicular metastasis (n = 8), conventional cervical metastasis (n = 28), no metastasis (n = 48). Basic information and EGFR expression were compared among these groups and the data were analysed to identify potentially related risk factors for supraclavicular metastasis.
- A technique to verify adequacy of eminectomy for recurrent temporomandibular joint dislocationby M.D. Han on 31/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Recurrent dislocation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can be highly debilitating, especially if the dislocation cannot be reduced by the patient. Despite being regarded as a ‘gold standard’ or ‘salvage’ procedure for refractory TMJ dislocations, complete mediolateral removal of the articular eminence can still lead to recurrences. A technique aimed at intraoperatively verifying the adequacy of osseous reduction in order to minimize the risk of re-dislocation of the TMJ is described.
- The external jugular vein axis: a new anatomical landmark for pre-operative prediction of the location of parotid gland tumoursby A. Prevost, Z. Cavallier, S. Alshehri, F. Delanoe, F. Lauwers, R. Lopez on 30/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The relationships between parotid tumours and the facial nerve determine duration of surgical procedure and risks involved. As the division of the facial nerve is not visible using standard imaging techniques, other anatomical landmarks are used to determine the pre-operative location of tumours. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate reliability of the ‘external jugular vein axis’ compared with other landmarks generally used in imaging, such as the retromandibular vein, Conn’s arc, the facial nerve line and the Utrecht line.
- The effect of tranexamic acid on blood loss in orthognathic surgery: a randomized, placebo-controlled, equivalence studyby E. Jozefowicz, N. Sabourdin, V. Lambelin, V. Lejeune, R. Delassus, B. Tavernier on 28/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Orthognathic surgery can cause substantial bleeding. Recent meta-analyses concluded that there is a statistically significant reduction in perioperative blood loss with the preventive use of tranexamic acid (TA). However, the mean reported difference in bleeding was moderate, and the clinical relevance of this blood-sparing effect remains debated. We therefore conducted a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled equivalence study of the effect of TA in patients undergoing Lefort I or bimaxillary osteotomies.
- Treatment efficacy and prognosis of pulmonary metastasizing ameloblastoma: a systematic reviewby X. Yang, K. Zhou, Y. Tao, S. Ge, W. Shang, K. Song on 27/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of this review was to integrate the current literature into a comprehensive evaluation of pulmonary metastasizing ameloblastoma (MA). Related articles, published since January 2000, were reviewed. The PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Web of Science databases were searched based on the PRISMA guidelines. Twenty-four studies, including 28 case reports, met the eligibility criteria. The mean ± standard deviation disease-free interval after primary treatment was 12.1 ± 9.3 years.
- The scope of liquid biopsy in the clinical management of oral cancerby N.T. Baby, A. Abdullah, S. Kannan on 27/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the most prevalent forms of head and neck cancer, and it remains a leading cause of death in developing countries. Failure to detect the disease at an early stage is the main reason for the lack of improvement in the overall survival rate over the decades. Even though tissue biopsy is considered as the gold standard for diagnosis and molecular workup, it is an invasive, expensive and time-consuming procedure. Besides, it may not indicate the genetic status of the entire tumour owing to the heterogeneity of the cancer.
- Cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome in two patients and literature reviewby S. Plantin, M. Fabre, V. Soupre, A. Guimier, V. Agostini, C.T. Gordon, E. Galliani, A. Picard, A. Morice on 26/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Cleft palate lateral synechia (CPLS) syndrome is an extremely rare congenital malformation syndrome of unknown origin, characterized by the association of cleft palate and one or more intraoral lateral synechiae (OMIM # 119550). Fewer than 20 cases have been described to date. The clinical and histological findings and results of genetic investigations for two additional cases of CPLS are presented herein, in order to better delineate this syndrome, within the context of the relevant literature.
- The effect of subspinal Le Fort 1 corticotomy on nasal morphology in surgically assisted rapid palatal expansionby D. Michaux, E. Van de Casteele, D. Dielen, G. Van Hemelen, N. Nadjmi on 26/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the influence of subspinal Le Fort 1 corticotomy (SLF1C) on nasal morphology in patients treated with surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) using three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry images. A total of 64 patients were enrolled in the study and divided into two groups according to the surgical approach that was used: in group 1 (n = 32) SARPE was performed using a conventional Le Fort 1 corticotomy (CLF1C), and in group 2 (n = 32) SARPE was performed using a subspinal Le Fort 1 corticotomy (SLF1C).
- Primary oncocytic carcinoma of ectopic salivary gland: a unique caseby E. Touli, A. Manganaris, C. Nikolaidou, I. Karasmanis on 25/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Oncocytic carcinoma of the salivary glands is an extremely rare malignant neoplasm. The parotid is the most frequently involved salivary gland, but tumours in the submandibular gland and minor salivary glands have also been described. It appears that oncocytic carcinoma of an ectopic salivary gland has not been reported so far. The unique case of a 78-year-old male patient diagnosed with oncocytic adenocarcinoma of an ectopic salivary gland is reported here. The patient underwent surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy.
- Osteoinductive potential of recombinant BMP-9 in bone defects of mice treated with antiresorptive agentsby M. Fujioka-Kobayashi, S.D. Marjanowski, M. Kono, S. Hino, N. Saulacic, B. Schaller on 25/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of recombinant human (rh)BMP-9 on bone regenerative potential in a mouse model of antibody-mediated antiresorptive therapy (AMART). A monoclonal anti-murine receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand (RANKL) antibody (mAb) was used to create an AMART model in mice. rhBMP-9 combined with collagen membrane was implanted in calvarial defects in mAb-treated mice. After 4 weeks, the bone formative potential in the defects was evaluated by micro-computed tomography and histological approaches.
- Local application of the osteogenic inducer sustained-release system promotes early bone remodeling around titanium implantsby J. Chen, D. Lv, Q. Pan, Y. Chen, X. Liu, Y. He on 24/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Enhanced osseointegration and a shortened healing time are required for dental implant treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether topical application of the osteogenic inducer (OI) sustained-release system over the implant promotes early bone remodeling around the implant. The mandibular canines of 15 New Zealand White rabbits were extracted. After 3 months of healing, implants coated with poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA)+OI, PLGA alone, or no material (control) were inserted into the canine sites.
- Three-dimensional condylar displacement and remodelling in patients with asymmetrical mandibular prognathism following bilateral sagittal split osteotomyby B.M. Abotaleb, R. Bi, Y. Liu, N. Jiang, W. Telha, S. Zhu on 23/08/2021 at 12:00 am
This study aims to assess the postoperative condylar displacement and the long-term condylar remodelling in patients with mandibular prognathism with transverse asymmetry after bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy (BSSRO). Forty-one consecutive patients (82 condyles) with a transverse mandibular asymmetry of more than 4 mm without occlusal canting treated by BSSRO were included. The preoperative (T1), immediate postoperative (T2) and long-term follow-up of an average of 16.2 months (T3) spiral computed tomography scans were gathered and processed to measure the condylar displacement and remodelling based on cranial base voxel-based and rigid regional registrations.
- Cone beam computed tomography, an overlooked modality in validated image ordering guidelines for odontogenic infectionsby M. Tofangchiha, K. Ramezani on 23/08/2021 at 12:00 am
We read with great interest the article “Validated image ordering guidelines for odontogenic infections” by Weyh et al.1 and appreciate how the authors simplified such an important challenge for practitioners in the field. In their study, the patients with odontogenic infections were divided into four categories of low, moderate, high, and extreme risk based on the risk to the adjacent critical structures or airway. Computed tomography (CT) was defined as necessary for moderate, high, and extreme risk cases.
- The effect of acemannan in implant placement with simultaneous guided bone regeneration in the aesthetic zone: a randomized controlled trialby N. Deesricharoenkiat, P. Jansisyanont, V. Chuenchompoonut, N. Mattheos, P. Thunyakitpisal on 21/08/2021 at 12:00 am
Acemannan, a linear polysaccharide produced by Aloe vera, has been shown to have important biological effects promoting wound healing and tissue regeneration. The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to investigate the impact of acemannan in guided bone regeneration (GBR) with simultaneous implant placement. Twenty patients were randomly allocated to a test group (deproteinized bovine bone with particulate acemannan (mean size 32.45 μm)) and a control group (deproteinized bovine bone only).
- Determination of blood loss in bimaxillary surgery: does the formula and the time point affect results?by M. Schwaiger, S.-J. Edmondson, M. Merkl, T. Gary, W. Zemann, J. Wallner on 21/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The amount of blood loss determined in orthognathic surgery differs greatly among studies. This can be attributed to the inhomogeneity in study cohorts analysed, but may also be a result of the varying methodologies used for blood loss determination. However, this has yet to be explored. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which the formula and time point used to measure blood loss affect the blood loss volume, determined in a homogeneous cohort undergoing bimaxillary surgery.
- Response: Superficial parotidectomy versus extracapsular dissectionby H. Martin, T. Lowe on 20/08/2021 at 12:00 am
We thank the authors for their comments on our recent paper, “Superficial parotidectomy versus extracapsular dissection: literature review and search for a gold standard technique”1.
- The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging to measure the depth of invasion in oral tongue cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysisby M. Li, Z. Yuan, Z. Tang on 20/08/2021 at 12:00 am
The accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived depth of invasion (DOI) compared to histopathological DOI is still controversial. A meta-analysis was performed to address this controversy and further investigate the best imaging sequence to measure DOI of tongue squamous cell carcinomas (SCC). A comprehensive literature search of five electronic databases was conducted. Stata/SE was used to establish a continuous variable model to assess the consistency between MRI-derived DOI and histopathological DOI.
- Extracapsular dissection versus conventional parotidectomy: comparing ‘apples with oranges’?by K. Mantsopoulos, H. Iro on 19/08/2021 at 12:00 am
We write with reference to the article by Martin et al. entitled “Superficial parotidectomy versus extracapsular dissection: literature review and search for a gold standard technique”1. Several recent meta-analyses and reviews have dealt with the optimal form of surgical treatment for benign parotid gland tumours. The increasingly propagated surgical minimum of extracapsular dissection (ECD)2 is being brought face to face with the traditional ‘gold standard’ of facial nerve dissection of varying extent (e.g.
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