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RGO - Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia

Print version ISSN 0103-6971On-line version ISSN 1981-8637

Abstract

MORAES, Paulo de Camargo et al. Successful in a conservative treatment of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw: a case report and review of literature. RGO, Rev. Gaúch. Odontol. [online]. 2016, vol.64, n.2, pp.212-218. ISSN 1981-8637.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1981-863720160002000143190.

Osteoradionecrosis of jaws is one of the most serious complications of radiation therapy for head and neck malignancies. The management of osteoradionecrosis continues to be debated and there are few cases which can be resolved with conservative management. This paper presents a case of osteoradionecrosis after a dental extraction affecting the mandible of a 58-year-old man and highlights the conservative therapeutic management and 3-year follow-up period. We combined a conservative nonoperative therapy, including long-term antibiotic therapy and daily irrigation with chlorhexidine mouthrinses in a case of osteoradionecrosis after a dental extraction affecting the mandible of a 58-year-old man. At the follow-up, clinical aspect was resolved. A CBCT scan image and a three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed image revealed bone remodeling in a 3-year follow-up period .No sign of exposed bone could be seen. Follow-up 3 years later revealed that the conservative management posed was successful for osteoradionecrosis and the patient is currently under regular review.

Keywords : osteoradionecrosis; cone beam computed tomography; treatment..

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