Myositis Ossificans Traumatica of Bilateral Medial and Lateral Pterygoid Muscles: A Case Report
Andre Vitor Alves Araujo, Lorenzzo De Angeli Cesconetto, Antonio Dionizio De Albuquerque Neto, Daniel De Assuncao Cerqueira, Rodrigo Calado Nunes E Souza and Almiro J Machado Junior
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 20, 2019
Myositis Ossificans is characterized by the heterotopic formation of bone inside a muscle, tendons and ligaments. This pathology is traditionally classified into two groups: Myositis Ossificans Progressiva and Myositis Ossificans Traumatica. The pathogenesis of Myositis Ossificans Traumatica is still not well established. Because it is uncommon in the maxillofacial region, there are no consolidated treatment protocols. The purpose of this study is to present a case of a patient who evolved with ...
Craniofacial, Tongue, and Speech Characteristics in Anterior Open Bite Patients of East African Ethnicity
Meng-Zhao Deng, Daniel F Leotta, Greg J Huang, Zhi-He Zhao and Zi-Jun Liu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 09, 2019
The role of the tongue in the pathophysiology of anterior open bite (AOB) is poorly understood. This study characterized tongue morphology and functional motion, craniofacial skeletal pattern and upper airway space, and speech function in East African children with and without AOB. Ten 9-12 year-old children of East African descent were recruited, five with AOB and five as control. Cone-beam CT scans, ultrasound imaging of the tongue during chewing and swallowing, and inter-labial pressure and l...
Clinical Inspection and Image Exams Evaluation of Traumatic Wounds: A Case Report
Vitor Jose Fonseca, Renata Silveira Sagnori, Gabriel Albuquerque Guillen, Marcio de Moraes and Alexander Tadeu Sverzut
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 14, 2019
The face is in a position exposed to trauma, which often leads to soft tissue rupture, favoring the penetration and retention of foreign bodies. The present paper is a case report which aims to clarify some pitfalls in the evaluation of traumatic wounds. A 28-year-old female who was a victim of an automobile accident, presenting lacerations in the face already sutured during our evaluation, with suspicion of bone fractures. Computed tomography evaluation showed comminuted fractures in the anteri...