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  1. The metastases to the TMJ from a primary lung tumour is a very rare occurrence.

    Authors: Roberto Boniello, Giulio Gasparini, Giuseppe D'Amato, Alessandro Di Petrillo and Sandro Pelo

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:8

    Content type: Case report

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  2. A 66-year-old female patient was admitted to our department with a large tumor of the tongue measuring 10 cm in diameter. The tumor occupied nearly the entire oral cavity and showed exophytic and ulcerative ar...

    Authors: Ralf Smeets, Maurice B Grosjean, Max Heiland, Dieter Riediger and Oliver Maciejewski

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:7

    Content type: Case report

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  3. The aims were to investigate the prevalence of perceived sleep quality and insufficient sleep complaints, and to analyze whether self-reported bruxism was associated with perceptions of sleep, and awake conseq...

    Authors: Kristiina Ahlberg, Antti Jahkola, Aslak Savolainen, Mauno Könönen, Markku Partinen, Christer Hublin, Juha Sinisalo, Harri Lindholm, Seppo Sarna and Jari Ahlberg

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:4

    Content type: Research

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  4. Diseases and defects of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), compromising the cartilaginous layer of the condyle, impose a significant treatment challenge. Different regeneration approaches, especially surgical ...

    Authors: Christian Naujoks, Ulrich Meyer, Hans-Peter Wiesmann, Janine Jäsche-Meyer, Ariane Hohoff, Rita Depprich and Jörg Handschel

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:3

    Content type: Review

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  5. Skin diseases on the external aspect of the ear are seen in a variety of medical disciplines. Dermatologists, othorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, general and plastic surgeons are regularly consulte...

    Authors: Michael Sand, Daniel Sand, Dominik Brors, Peter Altmeyer, Benno Mann and Falk G Bechara

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2008 4:2

    Content type: Review

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  6. The aim of this paper was to determine the most common craniofacial changes in patients suffering Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) with regards to the degree of obesity. Accordingly, cephalometric data ...

    Authors: Antonino M Cuccia, Giuseppina Campisi, Rosangela Cannavale and Giuseppe Colella

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:41

    Content type: Review

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  7. In order to study the short-time effects of two bioactive low-molecular amelogenins A+4 and A-4, half-moon cavities were prepared in the mesial aspect of the first maxillary molars, and after pulp exposure, ag...

    Authors: Nadège Jegat, Dominique Septier, Arthur Veis, Anne Poliard and Michel Goldberg

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:40

    Content type: Research

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  8. Neurothekeomas are tumors of neural differentiation and of unknown origin that occur in females at the 2nd and 3rd decades of life. They usually affect the face with an unspecific clinical aspect. The histologica...

    Authors: Larissa Dorina López-Cepeda, Gisela Navarrete-Franco, Josefa Novales-Santacoloma and Julio Enriquez-Merino

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:39

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Surgical orthopedic treatment of the mandible depends on the development of techniques resulting in adequate healing processes. In a new technical and conceptual alternative recently introduced by Puricelli, o...

    Authors: Edela Puricelli, Jun Sérgio Ono Fonseca, Marcel Fasolo de Paris and Hervandil Sant'Anna

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:38

    Content type: Methodology

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  10. The interactions between torus and several factors such as age, gender, and dental status have not been studied comprehensively. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of gender on the mandibula...

    Authors: Serdar Uysal, Berna L Çağırankaya and Müjgan Güngör Hatipoğlu

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:37

    Content type: Research

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  11. Soft tissue sarcomas in the head and neck region are rare and often present a difficult differential diagnosis. The aim of our presentation is to point out the complexity of the diagnosis, treatment and follow...

    Authors: László Seper, Richárd Schwab, Sirichai Kiattavorncharoen, Andre Büchter, Ágnes Bánkfalvi, Ulrich Joos, József Piffkó and Birgit Kruse-Loesler

    Citation: Head & Face Medicine 2007 3:36

    Content type: Case report

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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