Osteointegration in oncologic patients: a case report

Carini, Fabrizio and Bucalo, Concetta and Saggete, Vito and Monai, Dario and Porcaro, Gianluca (2012) Osteointegration in oncologic patients: a case report. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (2 (Sup). pp. 37-40. ISSN 1971-1441

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Objective: the present case report aims at illustrating how implant-prosthetic rehabilitation in patients with oral cancer resection aids to improve their quality of life. Material and methods: a patient with verrucous squamous cell carcinoma of the mandible was treated with surgery and rehabilitation with three interforaminal dental implants and Toronto bridge. Three years after treatment, because of cancer recurrence, a segment of jaw and one of the three mandibular implants were removed. The histological examination showed healthy bone contact to implant surface, despite proximity to the neoplastic area. Results: the case shows the maintainance of the osseointegration implants despite the cancer recurrence in the same area. Conclusions: endosseous implants represent a useful and valid tool for the prosthetic rehabilitation of cancer patients. Long-term effects of implant-prosthetic rehabilitation in patients with cancer still need to be verified. It would be interesting to confirm the data obtained by numerical studies of representative samples.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral cancer, oral surgey, neoplastic relapses, osseointegration, prosthetic rehabilitation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 15:50
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 11:08
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/5147

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