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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 14 (1999), No. 2     15. Apr. 1999
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 14 (1999), No. 2  (15.04.1999)

Page 290-294

Integration of Periorbital Titanium Implants in Irradiated Bone: Case Report and Histologic Evaluation
Pack, Michael / Röser, Kerstin / Eufinger, Harald
Extraoral implants are used increasingly frequently in the wake of ablative tumor surgery and adjuvant radiation or chemotherapy for craniofacial rehabilitation with facial prostheses and epitheses. However, high rates of nonintegration and implant loss have been reported for extraoral implants, especially for those in the periorbital region following irradiation. This case report and corresponding histologic evaluation describe the osseointegration pattern in irradiated periorbital bone, based on the example of 3 retrieved, clinically integrated, stable titanium screw implants.

Keywords: bone-titanium interface, extraoral implants, facial prostheses, irradiated bone, osseointegration