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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 5     1. Sep. 1995
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 5  (01.09.1995)

Page 578-582


Microflora Associated With Percutaneous Craniofacial Implants Used for the Retention of Facial Prostheses: A Pilot Study
Toljanic, Joseph A. / Morello, Josephine A. / Moran, William J. / Panje, William R. / May, Edward F.
Craniofacial implants have been used successfully for the retention of facial prostheses. However, complications occur that can lead to the loss of implant integration. One such complication is infection possibly resulting from crevicular microflora activity. As part of an ongoing study, samples from crevicular sites surrounding 17 craniofacial implants were collected and submitted for microbiological assay. The results demonstrated the presence of opportunistic pathogens in many sites regardless of subjects' hygiene efforts. The significance of the findings is reviewed.

Keywords: craniofacial implants, implant infection, percutaneous space