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1/499. Cranio-orbital-temporal neurofibromatosis: are we treating the whole problem?

    Cranio-orbital-temporal neurofibromatosis is an uncommon subtype of neurofibromatosis 1 characterized by pulsatile exophthalmos, orbital neurofibromas, sphenoid wing dysplasia, expansion of the temporal fossa, and herniation of the temporal lobe into the orbit. The cause of the sphenoid wing dysplasia is uncertain. Reconstruction of the sphenoid defect, separating the orbit and cranial vault, has been problematic because of resorption of bone grafts. This reports illustrates one potential cause of the sphenoid defect and a possible cause of the bone graft resorption. ( info)

2/499. rehabilitation of patients with reconstructed mandibles using osseointegrated implants: clinical report.

    Experience with 9 patients who underwent mandibular reconstruction with autogenous free bone grafts and subsequent placement of titanium screw-type implants is reported. The interval between bone grafting and implant placement in these patients ranged from 8 to 34 months. A total of 33 implants was placed, followed up for 16 to 53 months, and achieved an 85% survival rate. Analysis of these patients reveals that the type of bone graft used is integral to successful prosthodontic reconstruction to ensure viability and minimal resorption as well as the timing of implant placement. ( info)

3/499. Angiomatous osteolysis of the skull vault.

    A case is reported of angiomatous osteolysis of the calvarium. This condition normally affects long bones and there is only one previous report in literature of massive osteolysis of the skull. The clinical, radiological and pathological implications of this condition are considered. ( info)

4/499. Study of the cell biology and biochemistry of cherubism.

    AIMS: To establish whether the multinucleate cells in lesions of patients with cherubism are also osteoclasts and if this is the case whether they were responsive to calcitonin; to carry out cytogenetic studies on two members of the same family affected by cherubism in an attempt to identify any major chromosomal defects; and to perform an in-depth modern biochemical study of four children in the same family. SUBJECTS AND methods: Four related children with cherubism were studied. Tissue taken from one of the children at elective decompression of an optic nerve was submitted to in vitro bone resorption studies. Cytogenetic studies were done on two of the children and biochemical studies on all four. RESULTS: The multinucleate cells in the cherubic lesions were shown to be osteoclasts since they synthesised tartrate resistant acid phosphatase, expressed the vitronectin receptor, and resorbed bone. bone resorption by the cultured multinucleate cells was significantly inhibited by calcitonin. High resolution cytogenetic studies failed to detect any chromosomal abnormalities in two children with cherubism. The biochemistry profile of all four children with cherubism showed that serum calcium, parathyroid hormone, parathyroid related hormone, calcitonin, and alkaline phosphatase were within normal levels. urine analysis of pyridinium and deoxypyridinium cross links, hydroxyproline, and calcium in relation to urine creatinine were measured to assess bone resorption in these children, and the values were at the upper end of the normal range in all four. CONCLUSIONS: Further studies are required to determine whether calcitonin treatment will control this grossly deforming disease until the time when the physiological changes that occur at puberty rectify the pathology. It is not recommended that biochemical markers of bone resorption are used in isolation to monitor the activity of cherubism in individuals because the results are based on a small number of children and because of reports of marked interindividual variation in the levels of these markers, particularly in children. ( info)

5/499. Bilateral condylar resorption in dermatomyositis: a case report.

    polymyositis is an inflammatory disease commonly affecting the striated muscle. When it is accompanied by characteristic skin lesions, the condition is called dermatomyositis. Bilateral condylar resorption has been reported with autoimmune conditions and chronic systemic steroids. We report the first documented case of bilateral condylar resorption in a patient with dermatomyositis. Possible etiologic factors and treatment outcomes are discussed. ( info)

6/499. Destructive bone disease in early syphilis.

    Although destructive bone disease is a well-known complication of tertiary syphilis, osteitis or osteomyelitis are not commonly recognized as complications of early (primary or secondary) syphillis. A patient with secondary syphilis characterized by generalized lymphadenopathy, perianal condyloma lata, and positive rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-ABS) tests also complained of headache, right should pain, and right anterior chest pain and swelling. Roentgenograms showed mottled osteolytic lesions consistent with previously described luetic bone disease. biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of syphilitic osteomyelitis, and treatment with penicillin resulted in prompt resolution of symptoms. ( info)

7/499. Reactions and complications after the implantation of Endobon including morphological examination of explants.

    In the study described here, the integration of hydroxyapatite (HA) ceramic implants (Endobon) was investigated. These implants have an interconnecting system of pores and are free from foreign protein. The material is not toxic, genotoxic, nor zytotoxic, and it is biocompatible. The progress of integration was investigated by means of clinical and radiological check-ups. From 10 patients, it was possible to obtain samples for histological analysis during a second operation (e.g., metal explantation). Microscopic examination showed bony integration with newly formed bone in direct contact with the HA ceramic; it also showed osteoblasts and osteoid seams. No second operation took place earlier than 4 months after the first operation, yet even after this relatively short period, bony integration was already evident. Clinical observation (based on x-rays, reports of pain, signs of inflammation) showed that in most cases healing was taking place without complications. More general operational complications such as thrombosis or nerve injury were observed in 4 patients. If the implant is not sufficiently protected from mechanical stress, bony integation will not take place, and the implant may fracture. HA ceramic, with a porosity between 30% and 80%, is not comparable to cortical bone but only to spongy bone. This factor must be taken into account when deciding whether a HA ceramic implant is indicated. ( info)

8/499. Treatment of a patient with severe osteoporosis and chronic polyarthritis with fixed implant-supported prosthesis: a case report.

    This article reports the treatment and 5-year follow-up of an 80-year-old female with a history of severe osteoporosis and chronic polyarthritis. Treatment included methotrixate disodium and acemetacin. After the last tooth was removed from the mandible, the patient was successfully treated with a fixed mandibular prosthesis supported by 6 implants placed between the mental foramina. The implants have remained osseointegrated, and peri-implant smears have been negative for bacterial colonization. Radiographic follow-up examination has revealed bone loss that is slightly greater than expected. This article focuses on the placement of implants in a patient receiving medication for chronic polyarthritis and osteoporosis. ( info)

9/499. bone resorption of the proximal phalanx after tendon pulley reconstruction.

    A 35-year-old male worker sustained a degloving injury of the left hand. An abdominal flap was used for skin coverage. Tenolysis and reconstruction of the A2 pulley was done using a procedure based on the 3-loop technique, which was modified by putting the tendon loop under the extensor apparatus and periosteum. X-ray revealed hourglass-shaped bone resorption around the proximal phalanx, just under the reconstructed pulley. Diaphyseal narrowing remained present in follow-up x-rays obtained 9 and 10 years later. The remodeling of the resorption was poor. Too much pressure may have caused this bone resorption from the shortened pulley and the circulatory deprivation may have been caused by the dissected periosteum and blocking by the surrounding tendon loop. The degloving injury, which also deprived the digits of a blood supply, may have been an additional underlying risk factor. We recommend that future comparative studies of pulley reconstruction take into account mechanical effectiveness as well as force distribution. ( info)

10/499. Idiopathic condylar resorption: diagnosis, treatment protocol, and outcomes.

    Idiopathic condylar resorption is a poorly understood progressive disease that affects the TMJ and that can result in malocclusion, facial disfigurement, TMJ dysfunction, and pain. This article presents the diagnostic criteria for idiopathic condylar resorption and a new treatment protocol for management of this pathologic condition. Idiopathic condylar resorption most often occurs in teenage girls but can occur at any age, although rarely over the age of 40 years. These patients have a common facial morphology including: (1) high occlusal and mandibular plane angles, (2) progressively retruding mandible, and (3) Class II occlusion with or without open bite. Imaging usually demonstrates small resorbing condyles and TMJ articular disk dislocations. A specific treatment protocol has been developed to treat this condition that includes: (1) removal of hyperplastic synovial and bilaminar tissue; (2) disk repositioning and ligament repair; and (3) indicated orthognathic surgery to correct the functional and esthetic facial deformity. patients with this condition respond well to the treatment protocol presented herein with elimination of the disease process. Two cases are presented to demonstrate this treatment protocol and outcomes that can be achieved. Idiopathic condylar resorption is a progressive disease that can be eliminated with the appropriate treatment protocol. ( info)
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