[abstract] MANDIBULAR OSTEORADIONECROSIS AMELIORATED BY HYPERBARIC OXYGEN.

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[abstract] MANDIBULAR OSTEORADIONECROSIS AMELIORATED BY HYPERBARIC OXYGEN.

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Title: [abstract] MANDIBULAR OSTEORADIONECROSIS AMELIORATED BY HYPERBARIC OXYGEN.
Author: Lepawsky, M; McKenzie, MR; Wong, FLW; Epstein, JB
Abstract: Clinical and dental records of 26 patients clinically diagnosed with osteoradionecrosis were reviewed to determine the efficiacy of managing this condition with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) in a primary care oncology center. Nineteen (19) patients were male and 7 were female. Age at the first HBO treatment ranged from 28 to 80 years old (median 57.5 years old). Eighteen (18) of the patients reviewed had some form of surgical management; 7 had mandibulectomy for osteoradionecrosis. As part of management, a total of 9 to 84 HBO treatments (median 35 sessions) were administered. Eighteen (18) of 26 patients ultimately achieved persistent mucosal and cutaneous coverage by 1 to 84 months (median 24 months) after the first HBO treatment. Thirteen (13) of 26 patients met strict criteria for resolution of their disease. Fully 21 of 26 patients had improved osteoradionecrosis status following HBO. The data support the conclusion that HBO as part of a comprehensive management plan is safe and effective in the treatment of osteoradionecrosis.
Description: Abstract of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. Annual Scientific Meeting held June 23-27, 1992. Hyatt Regency Bethesda Hotel, Bethesda, Maryland (http://www.uhms.org)
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7191
Date: 1992

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