Rare Stafne Bone Cavity in the Bilateral Ramus of the Mandible: A Case Report
Cameron YS Lee, DMD, MD, PHD, MPH and Kristin L Lee, DDS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 17, 2020
The Stafne bone cavity (SBC) is classically described as an asymptomatic unilateral depression or concavity localized on the medial surface of the posterior mandible between the inferior alveolar canal and inferior border. The authors present a rare case report of the Stafne bone cavity (SBC) in the bilateral ramus of the mandible that has not been previously reported in the English medical and dental literature. The bilateral anatomic location proved to be a diagnostic challenge using plain fil...
Use of Surgical Guides for the Immediate Placement of Post-Extraction Implants
Nicolás Solano, Paulina Gutiérrez, Dalmiro Ortega and Salomon Ramos
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 09, 2020
Depending on the time that has elapsed since extraction, the placement of one or more implants in the maxilla or mandible will be determined directly by the clinical and radiographic characteristics of the implant bed. In the case of multirooted teeth, placing an implant immediately after extraction is more complex due to the anatomical sites involved. In the literature, there are very few studies reporting the use of 3D printed surgical guides for the placement of immediate post-extraction sing...
Blindness Following Trauma of Midfacial Fractures: A Retrospective Study of Clinical Cases and Review of Literature
Nikolaos Kolomvos, Georgios Giannoulis and Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 06, 2020
Blindness is a complication of midfacial trauma and the cause of it may be retrobulbar or intraorbital hematoma, which could be responsible for a direct or indirect damage to the optic nerve, traumatic loss or rupture of the orbital globe. In the international literature, the reported incidence of blindness subsequent to craniofacial injuries, particularly in orbito-frontal, orbito-naso-ethmoidal, zygomatico- orbital and Le Fort II and III fractures ranges from 1-5%....
Shira's Technique, an Alternative for the Enucleation of Cervicofacial Cysts
Solano Nicolás, DDS, Sarmiento Luis DDS, Linares Manuel DDS and Rivera Ejusmar DDS
Article Type: Note | First Published: April 27, 2020
Treatment of cystic lesions includes multiple options, ranging from resection, decompression or marsupialization to enucleation. Different techniques for enucleation have been reported for head and neck cysts. This paper describes Shira ´s technique, using alginate as a filling material inside the cystic cavity, allowing demarcating the limits of the cystic lesions, maintaining their integrity. The use of alginate is recommended for the enucleation of cervicofacial cysts at the time of surgical...
Use of a Surgical Guide for Flapless Transcrestal Maxillary Sinus Floor Elevation and Immediate Placement of Dental Implant: A Case Report
Nicolás Solano, Angel Ortega, Paulina Gutiérrez, Dalmiro Ortega, Arianny Peraza and Elvia Rios
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 17, 2020
Different surgical approaches have been described for the treatment of maxillary atrophic alveolar ridges, such as the placement of short, angled implants or elevation of the Schneiderian membrane, highlighting within the latter the transcrestal approach, whose main associated concern is the risk of iatrogenic perforation of the sinus membrane due to limited access and indirect view of the procedure. In the literature, there are few studies reporting the use of 3D printed surgical guides for tra...
A Fifteen Year Retrospective Study of Odontogenic Maxillofacial Infection in a Venezuelan Public Hospital
Golaszewski Jose, DDS, MS, Muñoz Ruben DDS, MS, Barazarte Dionelys, DDS, Maldonado Andrea, DDS, Pulgar Bricelys, DDS and Perez Jesus, DDS
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 26, 2020
The aim of this study was to analyze the etiology, clinical presentation management and treatment modalities by the protocol of management of severe odontogenic infections in patients undergoing to the emergency of Dr Angel Larralde Universitary Hospital in Valencia-Venezuela during 15-y period. This retrospective study was done from January 2001 to December 2016 and included 1124 patients with a mean age of 30.23 yrs. Data collection included age, gender, site of infection days of hospitalizati...
Management of Temporomandibudar Joint Ankylosis with Costo-Chondral Graft Application: Case Report and Review of Literature
Nikolaos Kolomvos, Agamemnon Chliaoutakis and Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 12, 2020
The term ankylosis of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is derived from the Greek word meaning stiffening of a joint due to disease process and referred to describe a permanent movement disfunction of the mandible caused by the fusion of joint surfaces by bone, fibrous or mixed tissue, bilateral or unilateral. When the cause of the ankylosis is extra-articular is referred to as pseudoankylosis or false ankylosis, while when caused by intra-articular problems referred to as true ankylosis....
Advanced Perineural Invasion of a Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Involving the Supraorbital, Supratrochlear and Optic Nerves
Dharmika Tailor, James Alexander Potter and Phillip Ameerally
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 30, 2020
Perineural invasion (PNI) refers to the infiltration of tumour cells into the perineural space of a nerve. It is predominately associated with cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC). While PNI has a low level of incidence, it significantly affects the prognosis leading to a poorer outcome. We report a rare case of extensive PNI from a scalp cSCC in a Caucasian gentleman. The supraorbital, supratrochlear and optic nerves were involved requiring an orbital exenteration as part of the surgical m...
Surgical Management of Growing Patients through Orthognathic Surgery: A Review
Juan Alberto O'Ryan Silva, DDS, Alfredo Noguera Pantoja, DDS, MFS, and Pedro Sole Ventura, DDS, MFS
Article Type: Review article | First Published: January 10, 2020
Facial aesthetics has a meaningful relationship with the capacity of people to form interpersonal relationships, which can lead to cases of harassment when there are severe facial disharmonies. For a long time, orthognathic surgery has been indicated in patients whose growth has ended in order to achieve more stable and predictable results over time. However, there are cases where psychosocial stress due to dentofacial deformities makes necessary to intervene patients at a younger age. This revi...