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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 5     15. Oct. 1998
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 13 (1998), No. 5  (15.10.1998)

Page 647-654


Oral Implant Rehabilitation in Irradiated Patients Without Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen
Andersson, Gunilla / Andreasson, Lars / Bjelkengren, Göran
In 15 patients treated for malignant tumors in the maxillofacial region, 90 Brånemark implants have been placed in irradiated alveolar bone without adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Seventy-eight implants were placed in the mandible and 12 in the maxilla. After a follow-up period of 1 to 8 years, 88 implants are still stable, 27 after 6 to 8 years, 44 after 3 to 4 years, and 17 after 1 to 2 years. Two patients lost 1 implant each, both at an early stage. The success rate is 97.8% according to remaining implants, and prosthesis stability is 100%. Implant treatment for oral rehabilitation can be carried out as a safe and successful procedure in the irradiated patient without adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Keywords: intraoral implant, irradiation, oral malignancy