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  1. Pigmented intraosseous odontogenic lesions are rare with only 47 reported cases in the English literature. Among them, pigmented calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor, formerly known as calcifying odontogenic cy...

    Authors: Phuu P Han, Hitoshi Nagatsuka, Chong H Siar, Hidetsugu Tsujigiwa, Mehmet Gunduz, Ryo Tamamura, Silvia S Borkosky, Naoki Katase and Noriyuki Nagai

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:35

    Content type: Case report

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  2. The total body adipose tissue volume is regulated by hormonal, nutritional, paracrine, neuronal and genetic control signals, as well as components of cell-cell or cell-matrix interactions. There are no known l...

    Authors: Paul Svedman

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:34

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  3. Facial pain syndromes can be very heterogeneous and need individual diagnosis and treatment. This report describes an interesting case of facial pain associated with eczema and an isolated dyskinesia of the lo...

    Authors: Katharina Junghans, Saskia Rohrbach, Maik Ellies and Rainer Laskawi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:32

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Dentin dysplasia type I is characterized by a defect of dentin development with clinical normal appearance of the permanent teeth but no or only rudimentary root formation. Early loss of all teeth and concomit...

    Authors: Rita A Depprich, Michelle A Ommerborn, Jörg GK Handschel, Christian D Naujoks, Ulrich Meyer and Norbert R Kübler

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:31

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Facial pain may be divided into several distinct categories, each requiring a specific treatment approach. In some cases, however, such categorization is difficult and treatment is ineffective. We reviewed our...

    Authors: Konstantin V Slavin, Hrachya Nersesyan, Mustafa E Colpan and Naureen Munawar

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:30

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Unilateral and bilateral variation in the course and elongation of the cervical (extracranial) part of the internal carotid artery (ICA) leading to its tortuosity, kinking and coiling or looping is not a rare ...

    Authors: Nikolai A Ovchinnikov, Ramesh T Rao and Suresh R Rao

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:29

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Osteoporosis may present a risk factor in achievement of osseointegration because of its impact on bone remodeling properties of skeletal phsiology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate micro-morphologica...

    Authors: Kivanc Akca, Ebru Sarac, Ugur Baysal, Mete Fanuscu, Ting-Ling Chang and Murat Cehreli

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:28

    Content type: Research

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  8. Head & Face Medicine (HFM) was launched in August 2005 to provide multidisciplinary science in the field of head and face disorders with an open access and open peer review publication platform. The objective of...

    Authors: Thomas Stamm, Ulrich Meyer, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Johannes Kleinheinz, Murat Cehreli and Zafer C Cehreli

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:27

    Content type: Research

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  9. A close correlation between celiac disease (CD) and oral lesions has been reported. The aim of this case-control study was to assess prevalence of enamel hypoplasia, recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), dermat...

    Authors: Maurizio Procaccini, Giuseppina Campisi, Pantaleo Bufo, Domenico Compilato, Claudia Massaccesi, Carlo Catassi and Lorenzo Lo Muzio

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:25

    Content type: Case Study

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  10. This is a rare case report of a foreign metallic body found in the middle ear. During the use of an electric welding by a metalworker, a glowing drop of dissolved metal overrun, burning the skin of his externa...

    Authors: Anna Eleftheriadou, Thomas Chalastras, Dionysios Kyrmizakis, Sotirios Sfetsos, Konstantinos Dagalakis and Dimitrios Kandiloros

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:23

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The purpose of this article is to draw attention to current transgressions in scientific writing and to promote commitment to ethical standards and good science. All participants of any research project, parti...

    Authors: Murat Cehreli, Zafer Cehreli, Thomas Stamm, Ulrich Meyer and Hans-Peter Wiesmann

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:22

    Content type: Editorial

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  12. A hierarchy of stability exists among the types of surgical movements that are possible with orthognathic surgery. This report updates the hierarchy, focusing on comparison of the stability of procedures when ...

    Authors: William R Proffit, Timothy A Turvey and Ceib Phillips

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  13. Ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most common radiological procedures for the diagnosis of tumor-like lesions of the salivary glands. The aim of the pr...

    Authors: Claudia Rudack, Sabine Jörg, Stephan Kloska, Wolfgang Stoll and Oliver Thiede

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:19

    Content type: Research

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  14. Vertical facial pattern may be related to the direction of pull of the masticatory muscles, yet its effect on occlusal force and elastic deformation of the mandible still is unclear. This study tested whether ...

    Authors: Rosemary S Shinkai, Fabio L Lazzari, Simone A Canabarro, Márcia Gomes, Márcio L Grossi, Luciana M Hirakata and Eduardo G Mota

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:18

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although clinical diagnosis of thermoregulation is gaining in importance there is no consistent evidence on the value of thermography of the facial region. In particular there are no reference values establish...

    Authors: Jan Rustemeyer, Jürgen Radtke and Andreas Bremerich

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:17

    Content type: Research

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  16. Chlamydia conjuctivitis results from infection by chlamydia trachomatis, the commonest treatable sexually transmitted infection in Europe. Its clinical manifestations involve the conjunctiva and the cornea. Th...

    Authors: Suzannah R Drummond and Charles JM Diaper

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:16

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Sagittal split osteotomy (SSO) is a surgical technique largely employed for mandibular mobilizations in orthognatic procedures. However, the traditional design of buccal osteotomy, located at the junction of m...

    Authors: Edela Puricelli

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  18. Keloids are defined as dermal fibrotic lesions which are considered an aberration of the wound healing process. Their etiology and pathogenesis are poorly understood. Different treatment modalities are describ...

    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Pejman Boorboor, Benno Mann, Peter Altmeyer, Klaus Hoffmann and Falk G. Bechara

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:14

    Content type: Case report

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  19. The tumour margin is an important surgical concept significantly affecting patient morbidity and mortality. We aimed in this prospective study to apply the microendoscope on tissue margins from patients underg...

    Authors: Tahwinder Upile, Cyril Fisher, Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed El Maaytah, Sandeep Singh, Holger Sudhoff, Adam Searle, Daniel Archer, Leslie Michaels, Colin Hopper, Peter Rhys-Evans, David Howard and Anthony Wright

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:13

    Content type: Research

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  20. Haemangiomas of the head or face are a frequent vascular pathology, consisting in an embryonic dysplasia that involves the cranial-facial vascular network. Haemangiomas show clinical, morphological, developmen...

    Authors: Giorgio Iannetti, Andrea Torroni, Stefano Chiummariello and Carlo Cavallotti

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  21. Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is an inflammatory disease characterized by a lymphomononuclear infiltrate surrounding the isthmus and infundibulum of the hair follicle of the scalp, that evolves into atrophic/scarr...

    Authors: Roberto d'Ovidio, Concetta Sgarra, Anna Conserva, Umberto Filippo Angelotti, Roberta Erriquez and Caterina Foti

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:11

    Content type: Research

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  22. In the PubMed accessible literature, information on the characteristics of interdisciplinary orthodontic and surgical treatment of patients with Apert syndrome is rare. The aim of the present article is threef...

    Authors: Ariane Hohoff, Ulrich Joos, Ulrich Meyer, Ulrike Ehmer and Thomas Stamm

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:10

    Content type: Case Study

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  23. Cleft surgery in infants includes special risks due to the kind of the malformation. These risks can be attributed in part to the age and the weight of the patient. Whereas a lot of studies investigated the lo...

    Authors: Thomas Fillies, Christoph Homann, Ulrich Meyer, Alexander Reich, Ulrich Joos and Richard Werkmeister

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:9

    Content type: Research

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  24. Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a genetically heterogeneous group of diseases that result in defective development of tooth enamel. Mutations in several enamel proteins and proteinases have been associated wit...

    Authors: Maria CLG Santos, P Suzanne Hart, Mukundhan Ramaswami, Cláudia M Kanno, Thomas C Hart and Sergio RP Line

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:8

    Content type: Research

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  25. Distraction osteogenesis is an alternative treatment method for the correction of mandibular hypoplasia. In this case report, distraction with a multidirectional extraoral device was performed to gradually len...

    Authors: Kerim Ortakoglu, Seniz Karacay, Metin Sencimen, Erol Akin, Aykut H Ozyigit and Osman Bengi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:7

    Content type: Case report

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  26. Schwannomas are uncommon benign tumors of the external auditory canal. The clinical features, the differential diagnosis, and the surgical treatment of these lesions are discussed.

    Authors: Ozgul Topal, Selim S Erbek and Seyra Erbek

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:6

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Functional and aesthetic mandibular reconstruction after ablative tumor surgery continues to be a challenge even after the introduction of microvascular bone transfer. Complex microvascular reconstruction of t...

    Authors: Corrado Toro, Massimo Robiony, Fabio Costa, Nicoletta Zerman and Massimo Politi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:5

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. Tissue engineering of bone and cartilage tissue for subsequent implantation is of growing interest in cranio- and maxillofacial surgery. Commonly it is performed by using cells coaxed with scaffolds. Recently,...

    Authors: Jörg GK Handschel, Rita A Depprich, Norbert R Kübler, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Michelle Ommerborn and Ulrich Meyer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:4

    Content type: Review

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  29. A pneumatized superior turbinate is a rare cause of headache. Nasal endoscopy alone, does not provide us with adequate information for this inaccessible area of the superior nasal cavity. A coronal computed to...

    Authors: Elias Homsioglou, Dimitrios G Balatsouras, Gregory Alexopoulos, Antonis Kaberos, Michael Katotomichelakis and Vassilios Danielides

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:3

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Functional rehabilitation of patients afflicted with severe mandibular and maxillary alveolar atrophy might be challenging especially in malformed patients.

    Authors: Rita A Depprich, Jörg GK Handschel, Christian Naujoks, Tobias Hahn, Ulrich Meyer and Norbert R Kübler

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:2

    Content type: Review

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  31. The paradigmatic shift to evidence-based dentistry (EBD) that relates to occlusal therapy, selective occlusal adjustment (OA) and stabilization splints therapy (SS) for TMDs has had an unfavourable impact on t...

    Authors: Major M Ash Jr

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:1

    Content type: Review

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  32. This paper seeks to analyse the psychometric and structural properties of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory (MPI) in a sample of temporomandibular disorder patients.

    Authors: Yolanda Andreu, Maria J Galdon, Estrella Durá, Maite Ferrando, Juan Pascual, Dennis C Turk, Yolanda Jiménez and Rafael Poveda

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:48

    Content type: Research

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  33. In oromandibular dystonia (OMD) abnormal repetitive contractions of masticatory, facial, and lingual muscles as well as the presence of orobuccolingual (OBL) dyskinesias may interfere with the appropriate perf...

    Authors: Spiridon Papapetropoulos and Carlos Singer

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:47

    Content type: Short report

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  34. 'Dry eye' appears to be the main contributor to the symptoms of computer vision syndrome. Regular breaks and the use of artificial tears or certain eye drops are some of the options to reduce visual discomfort...

    Authors: Shirley Telles, KV Naveen, Manoj Dash, Rajendra Deginal and NK Manjunath

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:46

    Content type: Research

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  35. Traumatic auricular amputation due to human bite is not a common event. Nonetheless, it constitutes a difficult challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. Microsurgery can be performed in some cases, but most m...

    Authors: Dionysios E Kyrmizakis, Alexander D Karatzanis, Constantinos A Bourolias, John K Hadjiioannou and George A Velegrakis

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:45

    Content type: Research

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  36. Studies on salivary variables and pregnancy in Latin America are scarce. This study aimed to compare salivary flow rate, pH, and concentrations of calcium, phosphate, and sIgA of unstimulated whole saliva in p...

    Authors: Maria I Rockenbach, Sandra A Marinho, Elaine B Veeck, Laura Lindemann and Rosemary S Shinkai

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:44

    Content type: Research

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  37. This study was carried out to establish the relative incidence and provide clinico-pathologic information on the various histological types of ameloblastoma seen at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hosp...

    Authors: Kehinde E Adebiyi, Vincent I Ugboko, Ganiat O Omoniyi-Esan, Kizito C Ndukwe and Fadekemi O Oginni

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:42

    Content type: Research

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  38. We report a successful treatment of bruxism in a patient with anoxic brain injury using botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A). On examination the mouth opening was 0 mm, no feeding was possible through the mouth. Botulinu...

    Authors: Mohammed El Maaytah, Waseem Jerjes, Tahwinder Upile, Brian Swinson, Colin Hopper and Peter Ayliffe

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:41

    Content type: Case report

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  39. The traumatic bone cyst (TBC) is an uncommon nonepithelial lined cavity of the jaws. The lesion is mainly diagnosed in young patients most frequently during the second decade of life. The majority of TBCs are ...

    Authors: Arsinoi A Xanthinaki, Konstantinos I Choupis, Konstantinos Tosios, Vasilios A Pagkalos and Stavros I Papanikolaou

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:40

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The aim of this study was to present a temporary anchorage device with intraosseous screw for unilateral molar distalization to make a space for the impacted premolar and to found well balanced occlusion in a ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Erhan Gelgor, Ali Ihya Karaman and Tamer Buyukyilmaz

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:38

    Content type: Case report

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  41. There have been reports on the migration of teeth or implants into the maxillary sinus. We know of only one report on the migration of a gutta-percha point that had been used to fill a root canal into the ethm...

    Authors: Fabio Costa, Massimo Robiony, Corrado Toro, Salvatore Sembronio and Massimo Politi

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:37

    Content type: Case report

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  42. To describe a simple and effective facelift technique useful as an adjunct to other oculoplastic procedures

    Authors: Suat H Ugurbas, Robert A Goldberg, John D McCann, Norman Shorr, Rachna Murthy and Guy J Ben Simon

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2006 2:35

    Content type: Case Study

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