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Audit on titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects for jaw lesions.

Paul SA, Karthik AK, Chacko R, Karunya W - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Bottom Line: A retrospective study of titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects due to jaw lesions at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, between May 2008 and May 2011.Mouth opening, facial symmetry, occlusion, chewing ability, plate exposure and patient satisfaction were used as outcome measures.The three-dimensional titanium plate is a reasonable material for immediate mandible reconstruction after surgical resection of benign jaw pathologies.

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Affiliation: Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Unit I, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT

Aims: The aim of the study is to audit the titanium reconstruction of jaw defects in benign conditions in Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore.

Methods and material: A retrospective study of titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects due to jaw lesions at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, between May 2008 and May 2011.

Results: Mouth opening, facial symmetry, occlusion, chewing ability, plate exposure and patient satisfaction were used as outcome measures.

Conclusions: The three-dimensional titanium plate is a reasonable material for immediate mandible reconstruction after surgical resection of benign jaw pathologies.

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Mentions: There was however, plate exposure through the skin in two cases seen at first follow up (3 months). There was no plate exposure seen in the other patients even at 1 year and 2 year follow up visits. All the patients had good mucosal cover over the plate. One of the cases which developed failure was a case of subacute mandibular osteomyelitis with multiple sinus tracts, which were excised during the surgery. In this case, failure was due to the inadequacy of skin over the plate. Such cases should not be taken up for plate reconstruction. Both the cases with plate exposure had removal of the plates. If restoration of mandibular continuity without plate exposure is the primary criterion of success – there is a 94% rate of success in this series of titanium plate reconstruction [Figures 1–7].


Audit on titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects for jaw lesions.

Paul SA, Karthik AK, Chacko R, Karunya W - J Pharm Bioallied Sci (2014)

Pre-op photo
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Pre-op photo
Mentions: There was however, plate exposure through the skin in two cases seen at first follow up (3 months). There was no plate exposure seen in the other patients even at 1 year and 2 year follow up visits. All the patients had good mucosal cover over the plate. One of the cases which developed failure was a case of subacute mandibular osteomyelitis with multiple sinus tracts, which were excised during the surgery. In this case, failure was due to the inadequacy of skin over the plate. Such cases should not be taken up for plate reconstruction. Both the cases with plate exposure had removal of the plates. If restoration of mandibular continuity without plate exposure is the primary criterion of success – there is a 94% rate of success in this series of titanium plate reconstruction [Figures 1–7].

Bottom Line: A retrospective study of titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects due to jaw lesions at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, between May 2008 and May 2011.Mouth opening, facial symmetry, occlusion, chewing ability, plate exposure and patient satisfaction were used as outcome measures.The three-dimensional titanium plate is a reasonable material for immediate mandible reconstruction after surgical resection of benign jaw pathologies.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Unit I, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

ABSTRACT

Aims: The aim of the study is to audit the titanium reconstruction of jaw defects in benign conditions in Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore.

Methods and material: A retrospective study of titanium reconstruction of mandibular defects due to jaw lesions at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India, between May 2008 and May 2011.

Results: Mouth opening, facial symmetry, occlusion, chewing ability, plate exposure and patient satisfaction were used as outcome measures.

Conclusions: The three-dimensional titanium plate is a reasonable material for immediate mandible reconstruction after surgical resection of benign jaw pathologies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus