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Type: Journal article
Title: Hyperbaric oxygen in the prevention of osteoradionecrosis of the jaws
Author: Vudiniabola, A.
Pirone, C.
Williamson, J.
Goss, Alastair Norman
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 1999; 44(4):243-247
Publisher: Australian Dental Association
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0045-0421
School/Discipline: School of Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Unit
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S. Vudiniabola, C. Pirone, J. Williamson and A. N. Goss
Abstract: Patients who have had their jaws irradiated as part of management of head and neck malignancy are at risk of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) following tooth extraction. Thirty-seven patients with a history of irradiation to the jaws were managed during a four year period. Twenty-nine patients received hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) consisting of 20 treatments after. Only one (4 per cent) developed ORN. Seven patients who did not have HBO and one who did (15 per cent) developed ORN. The need for prophylactic treatment with HBO is discussed. It is recommended that prophylactic HBO is used prior to surgery for irradiated facial bone.
Keywords: Osteoradionecrosis; hyperbaric oxygen; surgery
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the Australian Dental Association (23rd Jan 2008). An external link to the publisher’s copy is included.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1999.tb00227.x
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