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Volume 21 , Issue 3
May/June 2006

Pages 459464

Oral Rehabilitation of a Patient with Diffuse Lymphangiomatosis Affecting the Maxilla: A Case Report

Stephen Brindley, BDS(Hons) / Robert A. Howell, BDS / John I. Cawood, BDS / Chris J. Butterworth, BDS(Hons), MPhil

PMID: 16796292

A case is presented in which diffuse lymphangiomatosis resulted in the complete loss of the maxillary dentoalveolar complex and underlying basal bone. The complex investigation and treatment of this patient over a 10-year period is presented, and the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach in providing a functional and esthetic rehabilitation is highlighted. The use of a vascularized bone graft based on the deep circumflex iliac artery and subsequent restoration with an implant-supported prosthesis is described. (Case Report) Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2006;21:459464

Key words: dental implants, diffuse lymphangiomatosis, maxilla, multidisciplinary approach, vascularized deep circumflex iliac artery grafts

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