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  1. Cross-facial nerve graft is considered the treatment of choice for facial reanimation in patients with unilateral facial palsy caused by central facial nerve damage. In most cases, a traditional parotidectomy ...

    Authors: Joohee Jeong, Akram Abdo Almansoori, Hyun-Soo Park, Soo-Hwan Byun, Seung-Ki Min, Han-Wool Choung, Joo Yong Park, Sung Weon Choi, Bongju Kim, Soung-Min Kim and Jong-Ho Lee
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:22
  2. Temporalis tendon transfer is a technique for dynamic facial reanimation. Since its inception, nearly 80 years ago, it has undergone a wealth of innovation to produce the modern operation. Temporalis tendon tr...

    Authors: Ji Yun Choi, Hyo Joon Kim and Seong Yong Moon
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:24
  3. In the absence of clear guidelines for facial aesthetic surgery, most surgeons rely on expert intuitive judgement when planning aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. One of the most famous theories regarding “...

    Authors: Angelos Mantelakis, Michalis Iosifidis, Zaid B. Al-Bitar, Vyron Antoniadis, David Wertheim, Umberto Garagiola and Farhad B. Naini
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:20
  4. Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease (CPDD) is a rare disease in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) space. It forms a calcified crystal mass and induces a limitation of joint movement.

    Authors: Kwang-Jun Kwon, Hyun Seok, Jang-Ha Lee, Min-Keun Kim, Seong-Gon Kim, Hyung-Ki Park and Hang-Moon Choi
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:19
  5. Clefts in newborns are associated with severe morphological and functional impairment. Especially the lip is of importance as if the treatment result is unsatisfactory, it can lead to psychological changes in ...

    Authors: Philipp Kauffmann, Robert Cordesmeyer, Giséle Awondzeko Fouellefack, Boris Schminke and Karl-Günther Wiese
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:18
  6. Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) is an oral potentially malignant disorder, characterized by multifocal expression, progressive clinical evolution, and a high rate of malignant transformation. Evidenc...

    Authors: Gian Paolo Bombeccari, Umberto Garagiola, Valentina Candotto, Francesco Pallotti, Francesco Carinci, Aldo Bruno Giannì and Francesco Spadari
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:16
  7. The purpose of this study was to identify the location of the antilingula, lingula, and mandibular foramen in Korean cadavers and to promote safe and accurate surgery without damage to the inferior alveolar ne...

    Authors: Jin Hoo Park, Hwi-Dong Jung, Hyung Jun Kim and Young-Soo Jung
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:15
  8. Bisphosphonate (BP) has the ability to thicken the cortical bone. In addition, it has been reported that the cortical bone thickened by BP has relation to the medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ...

    Authors: Chul-Hong Koo and Jae-Hoon Lee
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:17
  9. We evaluated change in the mandibular condyle after orthognathic surgery using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in patients with facial asymmetry.

    Authors: Byung-Joon Choi, Byung-Soo Kim, Ji-Min Lim, Junho Jung, Jung-Woo Lee and Joo-Young Ohe
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:13
  10. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most commonly occurring malignant tumor in the oral cavity. In South Korea, it occurs most frequently in the mandible, tongue, maxilla, buccal mucosa, other areas of the or...

    Authors: Dae-Seok Hwang, Jinyoung Park, Uk-Kyu Kim, Hae-Ryoun Park, Gyoo-Cheon Kim and Mi-Heon Ryu
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:11
  11. Subcutaneous emphysema refers to swelling caused by the presence of air or gas in the interstices of loose connective tissue. In the head and neck area, it may follow the fascial planes and is characterized by...

    Authors: Sung-Tak Lee, Malavika Geetha Subu and Tae-Geon Kwon
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:12
  12. This study was to evaluate the effect of bone graft procedure on the primary stability of implants installed in fresh sockets and assess the vertical alteration of peri-implant bone radiographically.

    Authors: Sang Ho Jun, Chang-Joo Park, Suk-Hyun Hwang, Youn Ki Lee, Cong Zhou, Hyon-Seok Jang and Jae-Jun Ryu
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:8
  13. The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of masticatory muscle injection of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) on the growth of the mandibular bone in vivo.

    Authors: Hyun Seok, Seong-Gon Kim, Min-Keun Kim, Insan Jang and Janghoon Ahn
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:5
  14. The publication of this article [1] unfortunately contained several mistakes.

    Authors: Jung-Eun Park, Seon-Hye Bae, Young-Jun Choi, Won-Cheul Choi, Hye-Won Kim and Ui-Lyong Lee
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:6

    The original article was published in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:22

  15. Along with the advances in technology of three-dimensional (3D) printer, it became a possible to make more precise patient-specific 3D model in the various fields including oral and maxillofacial surgery. When...

    Authors: Keisuke Sugahara, Yoshiharu Katsumi, Masahide Koyachi, Yu Koyama, Satoru Matsunaga, Kento Odaka, Shinichi Abe, Masayuki Takano and Akira Katakura
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:4
  16. In this research article, we evaluate the use of sub-periosteal tunneling (tunnel technique) combined with alloplastic in situ hardening biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP, a compound of β-tricalcium phosphate an...

    Authors: Ashish Kakar, Kanupriya Kakar, Bappanadu H. Sripathi Rao, Annette Lindner, Heiner Nagursky, Gaurav Jain and Aditya Patney
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:3
  17. With the development of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, it has been possible to reconstruct the cranio-maxillofacial defect with more accurate preoperative planning, pr...

    Authors: Ji-hyeon Oh
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:2
  18. The incidence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) in young patients has recently increased, and these TSCCs are believed to be etiologically distinct from those in older patients, who have longer exposure...

    Authors: Jae-Ho Jeon, Min Gyun Kim, Joo Yong Park, Jong Ho Lee, Myung Jin Kim, Hoon Myoung and Sung Weon Choi
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:41
  19. The goal of this study is to evaluate complication and effectiveness of alveolar ridge augmentations using a hydroxyapatite-based alloplastic bony substitute with rhBMP-2.

    Authors: Hyun-Suk Kim, Ju-Cheol Park, Pil-Young Yun and Young-Kyun Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:40
  20. Socket sealing surgery is performed for the preservation of the form and volume of the soft tissue by covering the resulting socket with autogenous soft tissue graft or membrane barriers. This procedure is usu...

    Authors: Sang-Yun Kim, Young-Kyun Kim, Hyun-Suk Kim, Pil-Young Yun, Su-Gwan Kim and Yong-Hun Choi
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:39
  21. In this study, we present a case of unicystic ameloblastoma (UA) treated by marsupialization followed by surgical enucleation as a conservative approach. UA is a rare, benign, less aggressive, and less invasiv...

    Authors: Jwayoung Kim, Eunkyung Nam and Sukho Yoon
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:38
  22. Imatinib mesylate is an inhibitor of the tyrosine kinase Bcr–Abl and a first-line treatment for Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). Dermatological side effects include superficial...

    Authors: Gian Paolo Bombeccari, Umberto Garagiola, Francesco Pallotti, Margherita Rossi, Massimo Porrini, Aldo Bruno Giannì and Francesco Spadari
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:37
  23. Displacement of dental implants into the maxillary sinus is rare, but it primarily occurs in patients with severe pneumatization of the maxillary sinus and/or deficiency of the alveolar process. Some complicat...

    Authors: Jun-Hyeong An, Sang-Hoon Park, Jeong Joon Han, Seunggon Jung, Min-Suk Kook, Hong-Ju Park and Hee-Kyun Oh
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:35
  24. Patients who received orthodontic treatment are likely to have apical root shortening. It appears that external apical root resorption results from a combination of patient-related risk factors such as genetic...

    Authors: Bo-Yeon Hwang, Byung-Joon Choi, Baek-Soo Lee, Yong-Dae Kwon, Jung-Woo Lee, Junho Jung and Joo-Young Ohe
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:34
  25. Dental implants are a common treatment for the loss of teeth. This paper summarizes current knowledge on implant surfaces, immediate loading versus conventional loading, short implants, sinus lifting, and cust...

    Authors: Do Gia Khang Hong and Ji-hyeon Oh
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:33
  26. Dystrophic calcification can occur in any soft tissue with the absence of a systemic mineral imbalance and is often associated with trauma, infection, or inflammation. It is easily found in the site of the hea...

    Authors: Heon-Young Kim, Jung-Hyun Park, Jun-Bum Lee and Sun-Jong Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:31
  27. Osteochondroma is a benign tumor that tends to develop in mandibular condyle and coronoid process in the craniofacial region. If tumor mass has grown from condyle into the infratemporal space with zygomatic ar...

    Authors: Sang-Hoon Park, Jun-Hyeong An, Jeong Jun Han, Seunggon Jung, Hong-Ju Park, Hee-Kyun Oh and Min-Suk Kook
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:32
  28. The positions of the mandibular lingula and foramen have been set as indexes for inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block and ramus osteotomies in orthognathic surgery. This study aimed to evaluate the anatomical s...

    Authors: Cong Zhou, Tae-Hyun Jeon, Sang-Ho Jun and Jong-Jin Kwon
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:30
  29. The surgical extraction of the third molar is the most frequently encountered procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is related with a variety of complications. This study examined the efficacy of int...

    Authors: Hyun-Suk Kim, Pil-Young Yun and Young-Kyun Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:29
  30. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to be 1–5% of the adult population world-wide, and in Korea, it is reported at 4.5% of men and 3.2% of women (Age 40 to 69 years old). Active treatm...

    Authors: Sung ok Hong, Yu-Feng Chen, Junho Jung, Yong-Dae Kwon and Stanley Yung Chuan Liu
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:27
  31. The impairment of the appearance is a major problem for patients with carcinomas of the oral cavity. These patients want to recover their preoperative facial appearance. Some do not realize that this is not al...

    Authors: Henrik Holtmann, Simon Spalthoff, Nils-Claudius Gellrich, Jörg Handschel, Julian Lommen, Norbert R. Kübler, Gertrud Krüskemper, Majeed Rana and Karoline Sander
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:26
  32. The conventional transcervical resection for submandibular gland disease has some risks and an unsatisfactory cosmetic result. Recently, robot-assisted surgery has been developed as a plausible substitute for ...

    Authors: Seung Wook Jung, Young Kwan Kim, Yong Hoon Cha, Yoon Woo Koh and Woong Nam
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:25
  33. Tunneled transposition of the facial artery myomucosal (FAMM) island flap on the lingual side of the mandible has been reported for intraoral as well as oropharyngeal reconstruction. This modified technique ov...

    Authors: Hye-In Jeong, Hye-Min Cho, Jongyeol Park, Yong Hoon Cha, Hyung Jun Kim and Woong Nam
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:24
  34. The aim of this study is to validate a new three-dimensional craniofacial stereophotogrammetry imaging system (3dMDface) through comparison with manual facial surface anthropometry. The null hypothesis was tha...

    Authors: Farhad B. Naini, Sarah Akram, Julia Kepinska, Umberto Garagiola, Fraser McDonald and David Wertheim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:23
  35. Two-jaw surgery including mandibular and maxillary backward movement procedures are commonly performed to correct class III malocclusion. Bimaxillary surgery can reposition the maxillofacial bone together with...

    Authors: Jung-Eun Park, Seon-Hye Bae, Young-Jun Choi, Won-Cheul Choi, Hye-Won Kim and Ui-Lyong Lee
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:22

    The Correction to this article has been published in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2018 40:6

  36. The purposes of the present study were to compare implant stabilities of mandibular block bone graft and bovine bone graft and to evaluate influencing factors for implant stability in mandibular block bone (MB...

    Authors: Jong-Cheol Park, Yun-Ho Kim, Hong-Seok Choi, Jong-Shik Oh, Sang-Hun Shin and Yong-Deok Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:21
  37. The aim of this study was to assess correlation between pain and degenerative bony changes on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of temporomandibular joints (TMJs).

    Authors: SunMee Bae, Moon-Soo Park, Jin-Woo Han and Young-Jun Kim
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:19
  38. Schwannomas (or neurilemmomas) of the tongue are benign, usually solitary, encapsulated masses derived from Schwann cells. Clinical evidence indicates that schwannoma is painless and slow growing. In general, ...

    Authors: Eun-Young Lee, Jae-Jin Kim, Hyun Seok and Ja-Youn Lee
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:17
  39. Postoperative infection occurs when bone graft material is dislodged into the maxillary sinus cavity and most of the patients are often uncomfortable with the drainage and irrigation procedures to eradicate th...

    Authors: Sung ok Hong, Gyu-Jo Shim and Yong-Dae Kwon
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:18
  40. Mandibular reconstruction is performed after segmental mandibulectomy, and precise repositioning of the condylar head in the temporomandibular fossa is essential for maintaining preoperative occlusion.

    Authors: Akinori Funayama, Taku Kojima, Michiko Yoshizawa, Toshihiko Mikami, Shohei Kanemaru, Kanae Niimi, Yohei Oda, Yusuke Kato and Tadaharu Kobayashi
    Citation: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2017 39:16