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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prospective Study Of Postoperative Sensory Disturbances After Surgical Treatment Of Mandibular Fractures.
Author: Mayrink, Gabriela
Moreira, Roger William Fernandes
Araujo, Marcelo Marotta
Abstract: This present study's purpose is to evaluate the degree of paresthesia and recovery of inferior alveolar nerve in patients with mandible fractures who underwent surgical treatment. Nineteen patients were evaluated (27 hemimandibles) at six different times: preoperative (T1), postoperative 1 week (T2), postoperative 1 month (T3), postoperative 3 months (T4), postoperative 6 months (T5), and postoperative 1 year (T6). Subjective and objective methods were used for this evaluation. The results were analyzed using likelihood ratio chi-square test for the hypothesis of no association between indicators of sensitivity and responses to the questionnaire, and the Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test for equality hypothesis. All objective tests showed a statistically significant worsening in sensitivity at T2 (p < 0.0001) and a significant improvement after T4 (α < 0.05). The subjective tests showed an association with the objectives tests, and improvement in sensitivity after T4 (p < 0.0001) was noted. The first postoperative week is the period in which there are major changes with respect to sensitivity, and after 3 months postoperatively, the recovery reaches its apex with little difference observed after this period. In this research 100 % of the patients analyzed recovered all sensibility until T6.
Subject: Adolescent
Bone Plates
Chi-square Distribution
Follow-up Studies
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Likelihood Functions
Mandibular Fractures
Mandibular Nerve
Middle Aged
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications
Prospective Studies
Young Adult
Citation: Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. v. 17, n. 1, p. 27-31, 2013-Mar.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10006-012-0328-7
Date Issue: 2013
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