Journal of Orofacial Sciences

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

Diagnosis and management of late onset osteoradionecrosis of the mandible


Thamer M Musbah, Mel Mupparapu 
 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

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.


How to cite this article:
Musbah TM, Mupparapu M. Diagnosis and management of late onset osteoradionecrosis of the mandible.J Orofac Sci 2013;5:71-73


How to cite this URL:
Musbah TM, Mupparapu M. Diagnosis and management of late onset osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. J Orofac Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2022 Jan 24 ];5:71-73
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