Research Reports in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is an open access, peer reviewed journal that covers multidisciplinary aspects of diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases or injuries affecting the face, neck, mouth, and jaws. The journal gathers all the high end research, review, cases and other type of articles.
All submitted articles undergo double peer review process and are selectively accepted upon approval of an Editor. Published articles are immediately made available for the readers to read and download without any restriction barriers under the terms of Creative Common Attribution License. Journal scope includes but not limit to blepharoplasty, cleft palate, cosmetic facial surgery, craniofacial surgery, cranio-maxillofacial trauma, dental implant, facial reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, lip reconstruction, mandibular nerve surgery, neck liposuction, oro facial pain, orofacial surgery braces, orthogenetic surgery, osseo integration, plastic and reconstructive surgery, rhytidectomy, scalp surgery, upper jaw surgery, etc.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710037
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710035
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%....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710033
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710032
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710031
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....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710030
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710029
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710028
Michael Erlichman, DDS, Pooja Gangwani, DDS, MPH and Sneha Shah, DMD
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: November 07, 2019
Bisphosphonate medications are widely prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis and cancer metastases to bone. However, these medications are among a list of agents which are implicated in medication related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). A variety of non-surgical and surgical approaches are indicated in the treatment of this condition, depending on disease severity. This case series demonstrates the success of the mylohyoid flap in combination with platelet rich fibrin (PRF) in achieving ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710027
Manfred Nilius, MD, DDS, MSc, Günter Lauer, MD, DMD, PhD and Matthias C Schulz, DMD, PhD
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 28, 2019
Rehabilitation of angle class III deformity concomitant with oligodontia with great functional, esthetic and social impairment for the patient needs a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment. To achieve secure, quick and stable dental and facial rehabilitation, backward planning with cone-beam CT navigation best supports the multidisciplinary approach. Here we show longtime stability of more than 5 years after thoroughly planning, bimaxillary osteotomy with an implant guided transpalatal distrac...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710026
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 05, 2019
According to the report from Department of Health and Human Services, dental caries is the most common chronic condition in childhood. But the prevalence of tooth decay is high in the adult population as well. Ultimately, untreated non-restorable decayed teeth require oral surgery. Additionally, surgical removal of impacted third molars (wisdom teeth) is a routinely performed procedure on a younger patient population. Approximately, 5 million people undergo extraction of third molars annually in...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710025
George Master, DMD, Eric Wood, DDS, Travis Scholer, DDS, Doug Beals, DMD, MS, Robert Carpenter, DMD and H Dexter Barber, DDS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 20, 2019
Successful implant osseointegration is dependent primarily upon adequate bone quantity and quality at the desired implant site. But often times the implant candidate, after proper clinical examination and evaluation of the patient’s diagnostic information, lacks adequate bone quantity or volume for implant placement. Often times, the patients has adequate height of bone but lacks bone width. The ability to predictably generate horizontal bone or bone width in preparation for dental implants, o...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3907/1710024
Nguyen Hong Loi, MD, PhD, Tran Xuan Phu, MD, Hoang Le Trong Chau, MD and Nguyen Huu Son, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2019
The management of soft tissue injury after complex facial trаumа poses unique chаllenges to the plаstic surgeon, given the speciаlized nаture of fаciаl tissue аnd the аesthetic importаnce of the fаce. We report 8 cаses with wide-spreаd soft-tissue defects due to complex fаciаl trаumа who presented аt Odonto-stomаtology center - Hue centrаl hospitаl during the yeаr 2018. Of these cаses were surgicаlly mаnаged by fixаtion аnd fаciаl reconstruction аt Odonto-stomаto...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710023
Mohamed Darwish Elsayed
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 26, 2019
Osseointegration or osteointegration refers to a direct bone-to-metal interface without interposition of non-bone tissue. This concept has been described by Branemark, as consisting of a highly-differentiated tissue making "a direct structural and functional connection between ordered, living bone and the surface of a load-carrying implant. Through his initial observations on osseointegration, Branemark showed that titanium implants could become permanently incorporated within bone that is, the ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710022
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 ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710021
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710020
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...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710019
Jameel Desai and Coelette Smit
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 20, 2018
Challenges in mandibular bony defect reconstruction still exist. The use of compacted autogenous particulate corticocancellous bone, together with a human humerus allograft presents an exciting opportunity to simplify the reconstruction of such defects. This is especially the case when the surgery may be done in one stage via an intra-oral approach. We present a case where all of the above have been incorporated for the reconstruction of the mandible....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710018
Jameel Desai and Coelette Smit
Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: December 20, 2018
Reconstructing mandibular defects after trauma or ablative surgery is reliably done with compressed autogenous cortical and cancellous particulate bone. We present the use of a demineralised allogenic humerus shaft as a conduit for the autogenous particulate bone. This technique simplifies surgery, is less morbid for the patient, the graft also resembles the remaining native mandible and reduces overall treatment cost for such patients....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710017
Vrushali Abhyankar, David Wong and Jules Mascarenhas
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 08, 2018
Surgical coverage of mandibular lingual recession is not a routinely implemented treatment procedure because of its lack of esthetic significance, which is one of the most common indications for recession coverage. A gold standard for recession coverage, the sub epithelial connective graft is used in conjunction with a novel modification of the tunneling technique to treat the lingual recession on mandibular anterior teeth....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710016
Sushrut Vaidya, Srivalli Natarajan, Usha Asnani, Nitesh D Patkar and Adil Gandevivala
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 30, 2018
Cystic lesions of the minor salivary glands are very common. These lesions are referred to clinically and collectively as mucoceles and can be of either the extravasation or the retention type. Intraoral retention phenomenon is quite common but the presence of retention cyst extraorally mimicking as midcheek mass is rare. These lesions often arise from the salivary glands, but can also originate from the muscles, buccal fat pad, or other structures. We report a case of 40-year-old female present...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710015
Atef A Fouda
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 23, 2018
Thirty-six female adult Wistar albino rats divided into three groups according to the number of corticosteroid injection, each group has two subgroups according to the time of scarification either after one week or two weeks after the last injection. The most affected structure of the temporomandibular joint is condylar head and temporal bone, followed by hyaline cartilage and the fibrous layer. The articular disc and retro-discal tissue are the last structure to be affected with intra-articula...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710014
Mohamed I Mourad, Layla M Saleh, Rehab A Ahmed, Laila E Amin, Mona Denewar and Mahitab El-gamily
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018
Bone giant-cell granuloma (GCG) is a rare non-neoplastic lesion. Hypoxia induces drug resistance in clinical tumors. The concept between drug resistance and apoptosis has been well defined but the relationship between reduced oxygen species and apoptosis is not a one-way story. Therefore, this study is an attempt to investigate the anti-apoptotic role of Bcl2 gene and Bcl2 protein in the hypoxia induced chemo-resistance of aggressive GCG. Forty cases of buffered formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710013
Nihat Lacin, Mustafa Yalcin, Bayram Fatih Efeoglu, Bozan Serhat Izol and Aynur Tunel
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 19, 2018
Lymphangiomas are benign hamartomatous tumors which are characterized by abnormal proliferation of lymphatic vessels. They are lymphatic malformations which are localized to head and neck region. They are rare located in the oral cavity. Tounge, lips, buccal mucosa, soft palate and floor of the mouth are affected in the oral cavity. However buccal mucosa is infrequent in litarature. In this report report, a rare case of lymphangioma of the left buccal mucosa of retromlar area in a 30-year-old fe...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710012
Anusha A Hennedige, Dimitrios Doumpiotis and Syed Ahad
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 12, 2018
Ameloblastomas are benign, locally invasive, polymorphic neoplasms that consist of proliferating odontogenic epithelium (usually of a follicular or plexiform pattern) lying in a fibrous stroma. They are known to have a high recurrence rate and are sometimes managed aggressively with radical surgery which usually involves wide resections and free flap reconstruction. Here we present a case report illustrating that certain variants of ameloblastomas have less likelihood of recurrence hence conserv...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710011
Khaled Gamal Dahy, Katsu Takahashi, Honoka Kiso, Kensaku Aihara, Kazuo Chin and Kazuhisa Bessho
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 17, 2018
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are under-diagnosed in pediatric patients, and infantile TMJ luxation is a very rare condition. Luxation early in life can cause skletofacial problems, such as retrognathia, if it is left untreated for a long time. It is well known that severe retrognathia is one of the most common causes of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). The authors report a case of infantile TMJ luxation with secondary retrognathia associated with SDB, in which intraoral vertico-sagit...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710010
Merino Domingo F, Martin Medina P, Lopez Fernandez P, Zafra Vallejo V, Salvador Alvarez E, Gutierrez Diaz R, Sanchez Aniceto G and Ramos A
Article Type: RESEARCH ARTICLE | First Published: September 07, 2018
Tumors of salivary glands constitute 3% of neoplasms of the body. Clinical signs and symptoms usually occur in tumors at advance stages. Dynamic-contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR sequences have been described as useful diagnostic tools in other locations. Our goal is to evaluate the utility of these techniques for parotid tumors. We retrospectively reviewed the Parotid tumors operated by our department whit Dynamic-contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR sequences between 2012 and ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710009
Nagwan A Elsayed, Marwah Anas El-Wegoud, Omniya M Abdel Aziz, Ashraf F Nabhan and Emad S Helmy
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 27, 2018
Myofascial Pain Dysfunction (MPD) is a regional muscular pain characterized by the presence of trigger points (TrPs), which are painful points cause referred pain when stimulated. There are many treatment modalities for MPD. However, no treatment has proved its superiority over the others yet. To figure out what is the most effective treatment in relieving pain in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction (MPD) among local anesthesia, botox and trigger point dry needling....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710008
Md Kalim Ansari, Shaikh Amjad, Sharique Alam and Tabishur Rahman
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 27, 2018
In the contemporary surgical scenario, there is no consensus amongst practitioners regarding management of Odontogenic infection in Hemophilia patients and proper treatment is not administered often in fear of bleeding. We report successful management of a case of Severe Hemophilia A with buccal space infection based on protocol designed by Ansari MK, et al.  for managing space infection in Hemophilia patient....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710007
Jorge Lolas Millard, Emilio Moreno Apablaza, Rodrigo Fariña Sirandoni, Alfonso Vergara Carmona and Daniel Pino Diaz
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 23, 2018
There are two categories or generations of autologous platelets concentrate (APC). The first generation or gels rich in growth factors (GFs) are obtained using anticoagulants and require subsequent platelet activation through the addition of thrombin or calcium chloride. In this group is the platelet-rich plasma (PRP)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710006
Mauricio Barreda Hale, Daniel Pino, Emilio Moreno, Tomas Donoso and Claudio Huentequeo
Article Type: Case Report and Literature Review | First Published: July 21, 2018
Metastases in oral cavity possesses a low frequency. They represent approximately 1% of malignant process in mouth, being the mandible the most prevalent and in an even smaller number it affects the temporomandibular joint. We present a 72-year-old male gender patient, who asks for temporomandibular pain initially interpreted as a temporomandibular disorder; after radiographic control an osteolytic lesion is identified in the right mandibular condyle for which is derived to the Maxillofacial Sur...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710005
Mark Contini, Jurjen Schortinghuis, Thomas F Putters and Arjan Vissink
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 02, 2018
The objective of this study was to assess whether patient instructions for the post-operative period are best remembered when given well before, just before or after surgical removal of a third molar. Also, the effect of preoperative anxiety on memory and pain was evaluated. A total of 105 patients were included. Baseline anxiety levels were assessed by a questionnaire. Next, patients were assigned to one of three groups in which the instructions for the postoperative period were given verbally ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710004
Jalal Hamama, Lahcen Khalfi, Kamal Fiqhi and Karim EL Khatib
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 23, 2018
Odontogenic myxoma (OM) is a benign, locally invasive and aggressive, non-metastasizing neoplasm of the jaw bones. This article presents a rare case of odontogenic myxoma occurring in the maxilla of a 42-year-old female patient with review of the literature emphasizing a huge controversy regarding the surgical management....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710003
Guarnieri Renzo, Stefano Ippoliti, Stefanelli Luigi, De Angelis Francesca, Di Carlo Stefano and Pompa Giorgio
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 09, 2017
The aim of the present study was to clinically and histologically evaluate outcomes of alveolar ridge preservation technique using a collagen membrane associated to bovine-derived bone (MB), and a collagen membrane associated to porcine-derived bone (MP)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710002
Leandro dos Santos Bicallho, Camila Magalhães Cardador, Devid Ribeiro Zille, João Paulo Figueiró Longo and Rander Pereira Avelar
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 31, 2017
Orthognathic surgery is defined as a surgery process that aims to correct congenital or acquired jaws deformities. This surgical process consists essentially of a series of osteotomies to reposition all the displaced parts of the jaw to achieve an ideal static and dynamical dental occlusion and facial symmetry....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/iaoms-2017/1710001
Kerlison Paulino de Oliveira , Valmir Braga de Aquino Mendonca, Romulo Dias de Oliveira and Marco Aurelio Medeiros da Silva
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 29, 2017
To obtain a functional and stable occlusion, it is important to have an adequate transverse maxillary dimension. It is estimated that 8 to 18% of patients seeking an orthodontic assessment present alterations to that dimension associated to multiple etiological factors....
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