CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Diagnosis and management of late onset osteoradionecrosis of the mandible


Department of Oral Medicine, Robert Schattner Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Thamer M Musbah
Department of Oral Medicine, Robert Schattner Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 240 S 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.113711

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Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is frequently encountered in clinical dental practice. The identification and management of such a lesion is often challenging. This clinical report is based on a patient who had radiation therapy to the head and neck region for a salivary gland malignancy. The patient developed ORN of the mandible 12 years later. This demonstrates the need to understand the pathophysiology of this condition better than we currently know.


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