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    Successful Treatment of a Persistent Oroantral Fistula via Transbuccal and Transnasal Endoscopic Debridement in a Horse.
    J Vet Dent 2018 Mar;35(1):28-34
    1 Equine Department, VetAgro-Sup, University of Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile, France.
    We report an unusual case of a young Quarter Horse with a large dental fracture fragment displaced into the maxillary sinus, leaving an oroantral communication that caused food impaction and metaplastic calcification in the sinus and facial deformation with cutaneous fistulation. Oral extraction of a remaining tooth fragment from its alveolus was succeeded by a maxillary sinusotomy for removal of the abnormal sinus contents. Since the oroantral fistula did not heal spontaneously following the placement of a silicone dental prosthesis, minimally invasive transbuccal and transnasal endoscopic approaches were used to encourage closure of the oroantral fistula by alveolar granulation. Read More

    [A Contrivance for Closure and Dressing of Orocutaneous Fistula Developed in Advanced Oral Cancer].
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2017 Nov;44(12):1287-1289
    Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Matsue City Hospital.
    Orocutaneous fistula sometimes occurs in locallyadvanced unresectable or recurrent oral squamous cell carcinoma. The developed orocutaneous fistula results in constant leakage of saliva, ingested foods and liquids and decline in patients' quality of life(QOL). A 47-year-old Japanese man had received treatment for tongue carcinoma. Read More

    Surgery for post-operative entero-cutaneous fistulas: is bowel resection plus primary anastomosis without stoma a safe option to avoid early recurrence? Report on 20 cases by a single center and systematic review of the literature.
    G Chir 2017 Jul-Aug;38(4):185-198
    Background: A review was performed on entero-cutaneous fistula (ECF) repair and early recurrence, adding our twenty adult patients (65% had multiple fistulas).

    Methods: The search yielded 4.098 articles but only 15 were relevant: 1. Read More

    Laser Assisted Treatment of Extra Oral Cutaneous Sinus Tract of Endodontic Origin: A Case Report.
    J Lasers Med Sci 2017 29;8(Suppl 1):S68-S71. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Department of Laser, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Sinus tract (or fistula) is a common manifestation of pulpal necrosis with periapical pathosis that requires conventional or rarely surgical- endodontic treatment in order to heal. It is mainly identified intraorally and in rare cases manifestation is extra orally, which may frequently be misdiagnosed with cutaneous lesion and incorrectly treated. New technologies such as lasers have been developed as adjuncts to standard endodontic antimicrobial procedures in order to increase the success rate of endodontic therapy while complying with the desire of saving a natural tooth. Read More

    Sialocutaneous fistula to the external auditory canal repaired with superficial parotidectomy and temporoparietal flap: A case report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Oct;96(42):e7038
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Western University, London, ON, Canada.
    Rationale: Gustatory otorrhea can lead to cutaneous changes, recurrent infection, and social disruption. We present a case of a late, evolving sialocutaneous fistula to the external auditory canal, managed surgically after failing conservative therapies. This case is unique by late evolution, whereby the symptoms presented with significance 27 years after her operation and 19 years after mild symptoms initially arose. Read More

    Preliminary Evaluation of Percutaneous Treatment of Echinococcal Cysts without Injection of Scolicidal Agent.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 2017 Dec 28;97(6):1818-1826. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
    Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Paediatric Sciences, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
    Puncture, Aspiration, Injection of scolicidal agent, Re-aspiration is the most widely used percutaneous treatment of cystic echinococcosis (CE). Among its perceived risks is chemical sclerosing cholangitis, a serious complication due to the caustic effect of the scolicidal solution on the biliary tree, when a patent cystobiliary fistula occurs. To simplify the protocol, we decided to omit injection and reaspiration of the scolicidal agent and to implement a full course of albendazole (ABZ) therapy instead of the routine 1-month ABZ prophylaxis. Read More

    Secondary Maxillary and Orbital Floor Reconstruction With a Free Scapular Flap Using Cutting and Fixation Guides Created by Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Nov;28(8):2060-2062
    *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fukuchiyama City Hospital, Fukuchiyma ‡Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
    Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) guides are now widely used in maxillofacial reconstruction. However, there are few reports of CAD/CAM guides being used for scapular flaps. The authors performed the secondary maxillary and orbital floor reconstruction using a free latissimus dorsi muscle, cutaneous tissue, and scapular flap designed using CAD/CAM techniques in a 72-year-old man who had undergone partial maxillectomy four years previously. Read More

    Modification of fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap to achieve two-layer closure during reconstruction of circumferential hypopharyngeal defects.
    Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis 2018 Feb 22;135(1):67-70. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
    Department of Ear Nose and Throat, Manchester Head and Neck Cancer Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom.
    Circumferential defects of the hypopharynx are a reconstructive challenge. Various local, regional and free flaps have been described with each having advantages and disadvantages in terms of functional outcomes. The fasciocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is one of the most common free flaps used for reconstructing circumferential hypopharyngeal defects. Read More

    Cutaneous Basal Cell Carcinoma Arising in Odontogenic Cutaneous Fistula.
    Arch Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun 26;18(2):141-144. Epub 2017 Jun 26.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute of Health Sciences, College of Medicine and Hospital, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea.
    An odontogenic cutaneous fistula is a pathological communication between the outer skin surface of the face and the oral cavity. Facial cutaneous fistula is a complication of odontogenic infection that is often misdiagnosed with skin infection. We report a rare case, which was diagnosed as basal cell carcinoma based on the biopsy of skin lesions in the patient who had been diagnosed with odontogenic cutaneous fistula. Read More

    An unusual case of bacillary angiomatosis in the oral cavity of an AIDS patient who had no concomitant tegumentary lesions - case report and review.
    Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo 2017 Aug 24;59:e59. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Laboratório de Hantaviroses e Rickettsioses, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is an angioproliferative disease of immunocompromised patients that usually presents as vascular tumors in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It is caused by chronic infections with either Bartonella henselae or B. quintana. Read More

    Simple Septocutaneous Free Flap Design for One-Stage Reconstruction of Pharyngocutaneous and Orocutaneous Fistulae.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Oct;28(7):1828-1832
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Reconstruction of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) or orocutaneous fistula is always a challenging task. It has many causes and is especially related to radiation therapy after resection of head and neck cancers. There are many reports of surgical procedures for fistula repair. Read More

    Congenital Salivary Fistula From Parotid Main Gland.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Oct;28(7):e608-e609
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hwasun Hospital, Hwasun, Jeonnam, South Korea.
    Congenital parotid fistulas are extremely rare diseases. Herein, the authors report a patient with congenital salivary fistula from parotid main gland in a 15-year-old boy. Therefore, clinicians should consider the possibility of congenital parotid fistula form parotid main gland. Read More

    Literature Review of Criteria for Defining Recipient-Site Infection after Oral Oncologic Surgery with Simultaneous Reconstruction.
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 2017 Oct 9;18(7):755-764. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine , Kobe, Japan .
    Background: The lack of uniformity of criteria for defining recipient-site infection after oral oncologic surgery with simultaneous reconstruction is problematic despite numerous studies on this issue. This study aimed to investigate the difference in the criteria for defining recipient-site infection after oral oncologic surgery with reconstruction.

    Methods: A Medline search was performed via PUBMED using the following combinations of key terms that were tagged in the title, abstract, or both: "surgical site infection-head neck," "surgical site infection-oral cancer," "antibiotic prophylaxis-head neck," and "surgical site infection-oral carcinoma. Read More

    Median philtrum sinus: a rare presentation and review of management options.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 May 4;2017. Epub 2017 May 4.
    Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Monash Health, Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia.
    Nasal dermoids are rare congenital abnormalities, and there is only one previously reported case of a philtrum sinus tract extending to the skull base. A 2-month-old boy was presented with an incidental finding of a median philtrum sinus with no infective features and no other abnormal clinical findings. MRI demonstrated a sinus tract extending from the philtrum to the crista galli. Read More

    Odontogenic cutaneous fistula mimicking malignancy.
    Clin Case Rep 2017 May 28;5(5):723-724. Epub 2017 Mar 28.
    Department of RadiologyThe Jikei University School of Medicine and University HospitalTokyoJapan.
    It is important for the dentists to make accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of odontogenic cutaneous fistula. Although large facial skin lesions may bring up malignancy on top of the differential list, careful evaluation including physical observation, imaging, and pathology can rule out malignancies. Read More

    Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pott's Puffy Tumor: Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift in Managing a 250-Year-Old Problem?
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Jun 4;126(6):433-437. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
    1 Skull Base Unit, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK.
    Introduction: The aim of this study was to review the clinical outcomes and efficacy of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in the management of Pott's puffy tumor (PPT).

    Methods: Literature PubMed review using a combination of MeSH terms and keywords was undertaken, combined with a single surgeon case series of 3 patients.

    Results: A total of 29 (20 males, median age 25 years) cases were reviewed. Read More

    Facial Actinomycosis Mimicking a Cutaneous Tumor.
    Wounds 2017 Jan;29(1):10-13
    Pamukkale University Hospital, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Denizli, Turkey.
    Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that commonly occurs in the cervicofacial region. Although Actinomcyes is an element of the normal oral flora, infections of the facial skin are very rare because of the entirely endogenous habitation of the organism. The authors report a case of facial actinomycosis, which mimicked a cutaneous tumor both clinically and surgically in a 44-year-old woman with chronic renal failure and Hepatitis C viral infection. Read More

    Do salivary bypass tubes lower the incidence of pharyngocutaneous fistula following total laryngectomy? A retrospective analysis of predictive factors using multivariate analysis.
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017 Apr 23;274(4):1983-1991. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
    Ear, Nose and Throat Department, St Georges Hospital, Blackshaw Rd, London, UK.
    Salivary bypass tubes (SBT) are increasingly used to prevent pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) following laryngectomy and pharyngolaryngectomy. There is minimal evidence as to their efficacy and literature is limited. The aim of the study was to determine if SBT prevent PCF. Read More

    [Modified pedicled thoracoacromial artery perforator flap for the repair of complex pharyngocutaneous fistula: a retrospective review of 9 cases].
    Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2016 Dec;51(12):918-922
    Department of Oncology Plastic Surgery, Hunan Province Cancer Hospital, Changsha 410008, China.
    To report our experience in the application of modified pedicled thoracoacromial artery perforator (TAAP) flap for the repair of complex pharyngocutaneous fistula. Between December 2011 and September 2015, modified pedicled TAAP flaps were used to repair pharyngocutaneous fistulas in 9 patients. All patients were males, and ranged in age from 28 to 72 years old. Read More

    Management lacrimal sac abscesses using lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube.
    BMC Ophthalmol 2016 Nov 30;16(1):211. Epub 2016 Nov 30.
    Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 88 Jiefang Rd, Hangzhou, 310009, China.
    Background: Treatment of lacrimal sac abscess of the traditional surgical approach may result in complications from cutaneous fistula formation, damage the sac, cause skin scarring and even have the potential for inducing cicatricial ectropion. We designed a new treatment scheme that is expected to achieve internal drainage with the use of lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube.

    Methods: A prospective study was performed for the management of lacrimal sac abscesses. Read More

    Complications of Zygomatic Implants: Our Clinical Experience with 4 Cases.
    Acta Stomatol Croat 2016 Sep;50(3):251-257
    Private practice, Athens, Greece.
    Zygomatic implants have been used for rehabilitation of the edentulous atrophic maxilla as an alternative to bone grafting for almost two decades resulting in satisfactory clinical outcomes. However, the patients with edentulous atrophic maxilla treated using this technique may present serious complications that could put the prosthetic restoration at risk. Four cases are reported in this paper, one case with a cutaneous fistula in the left zygomatic-orbital area caused by aseptic necrosis at the apical part of the implant, which was treated with the surgical removal of this part, a second case with loss of the right zygomatic implant due to failure of osseointegration and two cases of periimplantitis that resulted in partial and complete removal of the implant, respectively. Read More

    [Cutaneous involvement in chronic inflammatory bowel disease : Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis].
    Hautarzt 2016 Dec;67(12):940-947
    Abteilung für Dermatologie und Venerologie, Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung, Juchgasse 25, 1030, Wien, Österreich.
    Background: Over recent decades, both the incidence and prevalence of chronic inflammatory bowel disease have continued to rise in industrialized countries; the disease is frequently associated with extracutaneous involvement and comorbidity.

    Objectives: The purpose of this work was to investigate the frequency and specificity of mucocutaneous manifestations in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC).

    Materials And Methods: An extensive search in peer-reviewed journals via PubMed was performed; presented is a summary and analysis of various studies and data, including data of patients treated at our department. Read More

    Endoscopic stents in the management of anastomotic complications after foregut surgery: new applications and techniques.
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2016 Aug 2;12(7):1373-1381. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Background: Anastomotic complications after foregut surgery include leaks, fistulas, and late strictures. The management of these complications can be challenging, and it may be desirable to avoid complex reoperation.

    Objectives: We aim to describe the indications and outcomes of the use of esophageal self-expanding metal stents in the management of postoperative anastomotic complications after foregut surgery. Read More

    Vastus lateralis myofascial free flap in tongue reconstruction.
    Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2016 Aug;36(4):321-325
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy.
    In the last decade, the antero-lateral thigh free flap (ALT) has become the most popular free flap for tongue reconstruction because of less donor site morbidity and better cosmetic outcomes. However, fascio-cutaneous ALT may be insufficient to reconstruct major tongue defects, while its muscular-cutaneous variant (using the vastus lateralis muscle) may be too bulky. The present study describes our preliminary experience of tongue reconstruction with vastus lateralis myofascial flap, which could potentially offer unique advantages in head and neck reconstruction including adequate bulk when needed, optimal functional results and obliteration of dead space thus preventing fistulas and infections with minimal morbidity. Read More

    Functional outcome in 17 patients whose mandibles were reconstructed with free fibular flaps.
    J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2017 Jun 15;51(3):178-181. Epub 2016 Aug 15.
    a Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Burns , University Hospital of Linköping , Linköping , Sweden.
    Objective: The vascularised free fibular flap is considered to be a reliable choice for reconstruction of oromandibular defects, especially after resection of malignant tumours in the area. This study evaluates the functional outcome of this method.

    Method: From January 2001 - May 2014, 37 patients were treated at the University Hospital of Linköping using the free fibular flap. Read More

    Cutaneous Sinus Tract from Mandibular Second Molar with C-shaped Canal System and Improper Former Root Canal Treatment: A Case Report.
    Bull Tokyo Dent Coll 2016 ;57(3):183-7
    Department of Endodontics, Dental Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences.
    Here, we report the diagnosis and treatment of an extraoral cutaneous sinus tract originating in a mandibular second molar with a C-shaped root canal system. The patient was referred to our department by a dermatologist after a series of unsuccessful treatments, including antibiotics. Diffuse radiolucency on a preoperative radiograph revealed that earlier root canal treatment had been only partially successful. Read More

    Management of Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A 15-Year Case History of Two Siblings.
    Oper Dent 2016 Nov/Dec;41(6):567-577. Epub 2016 Sep 2.
    Objective: Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a heterogenous genetic disorder that interferes with normal enamel formation in the absence of systemic disorders. The patients' main concerns are caries susceptibility, poor esthetics, and generalized sensitivity. There is a broad clinical spectrum, from discolorations to consequent enamel alterations. Read More

    Factors affecting orocutaneous fistula formation following head and neck reconstructive surgery.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Feb 5;55(2):132-135. Epub 2016 Aug 5.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham, West Midlands. B15 2TH. Electronic address:
    This paper explores factors associated with the formation of orocutaneous fistula following head and neck reconstructive surgery, and considers ways this complication may be reduced. We retrospectively analysed the medical notes of 102 patients who had reconstructive surgery at the study centre over a 17-month period. Information included patient comorbidities, previous oncological treatment, duration of hospital stay, complications, incidence of fistulas, and the day on which oral intake started. Read More

    Clinical Characteristics of Odontogenic Cutaneous Fistulas.
    Ann Dermatol 2016 Aug 26;28(4):417-21. Epub 2016 Jul 26.
    Department of Dermatology, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
    Background: Odontogenic cutaneous fistula appears as dimpling or a nodule with purulent discharge, usually in the chin or jaw. Affected patients usually seek help from dermatologists or surgeons rather than from dentists. However, clinical symptoms of facial skin fistula without dental problems can lead to misdiagnosis. Read More

    Treatment of Parotid Sialocele after Sustaining a Facial Injury. Case Report and Literature Review.
    N Y State Dent J 2016 Mar;82(2):27-32
    We are presenting the case of a patient who developed a parotid sialocele after sustaining a facial injury. The patient was treated by creating a controlled intraoral fistula that drained saliva into the oral cavity and led to resolution of the sialocele. Articles were reviewed for discussion of current treatment methods in managing parotid sialocele and fistula. Read More

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Odontogenic Cutaneous Sinus Tracts in an 11-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 May;95(20):e3662
    From the Department of Stomatology of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (KC,YL,HX); and Medicine School of Jinan University (YL), Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.
    Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tracts (OCSTs) are generally primarily misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated by virtue of their rarity and the absence of dental symptoms. Accurate diagnosis and treatment and the elimination of the source of infection can reduce the incidence of complications and relieve the pain of the patient.In this case report, we present the case of an 11-year-old patient with an apparent abscess but an unobvious draining sinus tract in his left cheek. Read More

    A Pathological Fracture of the Mandible due to Osteomyelitis following a Full Dental Clearance.
    Dent Update 2016 Mar;43(2):168-70, 173, 175
    Orofacial infections following dental extractions are a common referral to an oral and maxillofacial department as an emergency, especially when combined with swelling and limited mouth opening. The case presented demonstrates a rare complication of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis with bilateral pathological fractures of the mandible, which occurred following a staged dental clearance. CPD/Clinical Relevance: Dental extractions are one of the most common treatments carried out by oral surgeons and general dental practitioners. Read More

    One-stage reconstruction of tracheal defects with the medial femoral condyle corticoperiosteal-cutaneous free flap.
    Head Neck 2016 12 30;38(12):1870-1873. Epub 2016 Apr 30.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand, and Burn Surgery, Bogenhausen Academic Hospital, Munich, Germany.
    Background: The demanding anatomic and mechanical requirements make the reconstruction of long tracheal defects challenging. Multiple attempts at replacing tracheal segments are described, including the use of autologous, allogeneic, and synthetic tissues. However, the multilayer structure of the trachea and its function as a conduit for air had generally resulted in the use of nonvascularized tissue and/or multistage procedures. Read More

    [A Case of Peristomal Cutaneous Ulcer Following Amebic Colitis Caused by Entamoeba histolytica].
    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 2016 Jan;90(1):73-6
    A 66-year-old Japanese male with a history of a rectal ulcer and rectovesical fistula following brachytherapy and radiotherapy for prostate cancer, who had undergone colostomy and vesicotomy presented with a painful peristomal ulcer of approximately 5 x 2.5cm adjacent to the direction of 6 o'clock of the stoma in his left lower abdomen. Although he was admitted to be treated with intravenous antibiotics and topical debridement, the ulcer was rapidly increasing. Read More

    Platysma flap using dual skin paddles.
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Jul 2;54(6):e59-60. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
    West Midlands Deanery.
    The platysma myocutaneous flap is rarely reported as an option for reconstruction in the head and neck. In our experience it is a reliable flap that is easy to raise, has a limited risk of morbidity at the donor site, and allows for early recommencement of oral function. We report a patient with an unusually aggressive orocutaneous fistula that complicated the simple extraction of teeth. Read More

    Early oral feeding after total laryngectomy: Outcome of 602 patients in one cancer center.
    Auris Nasus Larynx 2016 Oct 19;43(5):546-50. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey.
    Objective: Pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) is the most frequent complication after total laryngectomy. However, delayed oral feeding and inserting a nasogastric tube has been considered as a safe practice among head and neck surgeons, and there is no general agreement on the initiation of the oral intake. The aim of the study is to determine the incidence of PCF after primary total laryngectomy in a large homogenous case series and to evaluate whether fistula and early oral feeding are related. Read More

    Dramatic course of osteomyelitis in a patient treated with immediately placed dental implants suffering from uncontrolled diabetes: A case report.
    Eur J Oral Implantol 2015 ;8(4):405-10
    Purpose: To report a rare and dramatic complication following immediate dental implant placement in a heavy smoker, who had a delayed diagnosis of uncontrolled diabetes.

    Materials And Methods: In this case report we present the dramatic course of a 64-year old female patient treated with five immediate post-extractive dental implants in the mandible, who developed osteomyelitis, which manifested initially as local peri-implant inflammation and progressed into a spontaneous jaw fracture, despite repeated surgical interventions and antibiotic courses over a 3-year period, until diabetes was diagnosed.

    Results: A symptom-free status could be achieved only after partial mandibulectomy, treatment of diabetes and reconstruction with a microvascular fibula free flap. Read More

    Cutaneous Sinus Tracts of Odontogenic Origin: Two Case Reports.
    J Am Board Fam Med 2015 Nov-Dec;28(6):838-40
    From the Department of Dermatology, Hospital Rio Hortega, Valladolid, Spain.
    Background: Cutaneous odontogenic fistulas or sinus tracts are frequently misdiagnosed and incorrectly treated, leading to unnecessary procedures and patient suffering. An understanding of the draining of cutaneous sinus tracts will lead to more appropriate treatment. Most cases respond to conservative, nonsurgical root canal therapy. Read More

    Extraoral cutaneous sinus tracts of dental origin in the paediatric patient. A report of three cases and a review of the literature.
    Int J Paediatr Dent 2016 Sep 22;26(5):391-400. Epub 2015 Oct 22.
    Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol, UK.
    Background: An extraoral sinus of odontogenic origin within the face and neck region is normally the consequence of long-standing chronic infection due to caries, trauma or periodontal infection. There is little reported literature on the prevalence of extraoral cutaneous sinus lesions in the paediatric dental patient as presentation is often delayed resulting in misdiagnosis and consequential mismanagement.

    Case Report: The cases discussed concentrate on the aetiology, history, presentation and diagnosis of extraoral sinus lesions that presented in children referred to the Child Dental Health Department at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester over a six-month period. Read More

    Bilateral Cutaneous Fistula After the Placement of Zygomatic Implants.
    Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2016 Mar-Apr;31(2):e11-4. Epub 2015 Oct 16.
    Zygomatic implants are used to restore function in patients with highly edentulous atrophic maxillae, in which it is not possible to place conventional implants. The aim of this paper is to present a case of bilateral cutaneous fistula after placement of zygomatic implants and the treatment performed to resolve the condition, as well as to establish a hypothesis regarding the etiology of these lesions. Presented is a 59-year-old woman with an atrophic edentulous maxilla who received four zygomatic implants. Read More

    The Value of the "Papillon" Anterolateral Thigh Flap for Total Pharyngolaryngectomy Reconstruction: A Retrospective Case Series.
    J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016 Feb 25;74(2):406-14. Epub 2015 Sep 25.
    Assistant Professor and Fellowship Director, Oncology Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The tubed, buried anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is a popular reconstruction method for total pharyngolaryngectomy defects. The "papillon"-designed ALT flap, described by Hayden et al, offers an alternative method of using the ALT flap in this situation. We report our early experience with the papillon ALT flap in a patient cohort. Read More

    Rare case of external dental fistula of the submental region misdiagnosed as inverted follicular keratosis and thyroglossal duct cyst.
    Int J Surg Case Rep 2015 18;16:39-43. Epub 2015 Sep 18.
    Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan.
    Introduction: Odontogenic cutaneous sinus tract is a relatively rare occurrence that can be complicated to diagnose. The presence of a cutaneous lesion is often not even partly associated with a dental etiology because of the less frequency of occurrence in the case of dental symptoms. Consequently, the underlying dental cause is often missed leading to inappropriate diagnosis and treatment. Read More

    Penile Strangulation by self-Placement of Metallic Nut.
    Ghana Med J 2015 Mar;49(1):57-9
    Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, P.O. Box 77 Korle Bu, Accra, Ghana.
    We report a case of a 37-year-old male who presented with a 12-hour history of a strangulating 2cm wide by 0.8 cm thick metallic nut on the penile shaft at the peno-scrotal junction. Unlike instances where these metallic objects are placed to enhance sexual stimulation this nut was rather placed to prevent intercourse. Read More

    Repair of a large pharyngocutaneous fistula with a free jejunal patch flap after salvage laryngectomy: A case report.
    Microsurgery 2017 Jan 13;37(1):61-65. Epub 2015 Aug 13.
    Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Oita University, Oita, Japan.
    Preoperative chemoradiation therapy increases the risk of pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF) after laryngectomy. In this report, we describe the use of a free jejunal patch flap and a deltopectoral flap for surgical treatment of a large PCF. A 52-year-old man underwent salvage laryngectomy and right neck dissection after concurrent radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma. Read More

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