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osteoradionecrosis of the maxilla

corleone's picture
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Joined: Jul 2012

I was wondering how often is that seen as a complication among those who had 70Gy and concurrent chemo? I know that maxilla has a better supply of Oxygen (via collateral vessel supply) than the mandible. I realize that it depends on the (primary) tumor location, but I am still willing to know if extraction, deep cleaning (in general everything that is prohibited due to risk of ORN) can be done on the maxilla.

Thanks for your input.

hwt's picture
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Joined: Jun 2012

I had cancer of the mandible and am currently doing HBOT prior to having some extractions and implants. Before I started HBOT, I did have my existing teeth cleaned without incident. 

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