ABSTRACT: Impaction of the third molar is relatively frequent in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and its removal is a usual operation with mostly unremarkable outcome. We report a case of bleeding that occurred after a left upper third molar extraction, which necessitated in emergency an angiography with embolization.
The Journal of craniofacial surgery 04/2009; 20(2):575-6. · 0.81 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: Fibular bone grafts are considered as one of the best choices for reconstruction of the condyle. However, little data are available on bone remodelling after such reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term radiological outcome.
Eleven patients underwent condylar reconstruction with a free fibular transplant. In all cases the end of the fibular graft was placed into the glenoid fossa under the intact temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc. Evaluation consisted of digital width and length measurement of the end of the fibula on panorex studies.
Remodelling of the end of the neocondyle was found and consisted of rounding off and narrowing of the end of the transplant.
The most likely explanation for these changes is the fact that the TMJ disc was preserved.
Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery 05/2004; 32(2):98-102. · 1.64 Impact Factor