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   2006| July-September  | Volume 18 | Issue 3  
    Online since November 10, 2015

 
 
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CLINICAL REVIEW
Sturge -Weber Syndrome - Three Classic variants
RS Sathawane, RN Mody, Apeksha Balpande
July-September 2006, 18(3):144-149
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS), also known as encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis, a sporadic, non-familial, congenital disorder consists of congenital hamartomatous malformations that may affect the eye, skin and central nervous system at different times. Sturge-Weber syndrome is classified as 1) Complete trisymptomatic: - when all three organ systems i.e. eye, skin and CNS are involved 2) Incomplete bisymptomatic:- when the involvement is either oculocutaneous or neurocutaneous, and 3) Incomplete monosymptomatic: when there is only neural or cutaneous involvement. Failure of proper vascular development is believed to be the most likely cause of this condition. The malformed blood vessels or hemangiomas may lead to port-wine stain, epilepsy and glaucoma depending on its location. Three classic variants with typical findings are discussed.
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Prescription Drug Abuse and Oral Clues - an Overview
K Lahari, Karthikeya Patil, VG Mahima
July-September 2006, 18(3):150-154
Drug abuse is a growing trend, with people in every walk of life and at every economic level abusing drugs. Prescription drugs are those that are both legal and sanctioned by doctors. Most of these drugs are accurately labeled so those who want to use them to get 'high' know exactly what is in them. Among the various known routes of prescription drug abuse, snorting, smoking and oral use of drugs are the ones that concern us the most because of their possible oral clues. The patient may present to us with a complaint of dry mouth or a characteristic pattern of caries or even perforation of the palate. Drug abusers are known to be psychologically unstable and often do not disclose the habit and tend to fake symptoms as well. It thus becomes a highly challenging task for the oral diagnostician to recognize such lesions and correlate them to the abuse of drugs. Also, extreme caution should be taken while prescribing drugs with a potential for abuse.
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EMERGING TRENDS
Management of Hypertensive patient in the Dental Office - Current Concepts
T Maheswaran, M Jonathan Daniel, NR Bhat, SV Srinivasan
July-September 2006, 18(3):163-166
Dental patients with a significant medical condition like hypertension are more likely to be encountered in the dental office. Those with very high blood pressure are at great risk for acute medical problems while receiving dental treatment. Adverse oral effects and drug interactions of antihypertensive medications further indicates special considerations for the hypertensive patient. This article highlights the recent advances in the dental management of hypertension. It is important for the dentist to be aware of hypertension in relation to the practice of dentistry.
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CASE REPORTS
Chelitis Granulomatosa
E Ceena Denny, L Ashok, S Shivaprasad, B Anitha, Ahmed Mujib
July-September 2006, 18(3):167-169
A German dermatologist Miesher initially described granulomatous chelitis. It is a rare disorder and is of interest to the Dentist, as it is characterized by non-remissive enlargement of one or both lips. We report a case of granulomatous chelitis in a 33 yr old woman who had presented with the features of granulomatous lesion of lip and gingiva.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Frey's Syndrome as a Sequela of Superficial Parotidectomy
Rishi Kumar Bali, Naveen Chhabra, Zarina
July-September 2006, 18(3):181-183
Frey Syndrome (Gustatory Sweating) is a common complication after surgical intervention or injury in parotid gland region. Frey attributed these symptoms to scar formation around the auriculotemporal nerve after damage caused by parotidectomies, condylar fractures and after a subcondylar osteotomy. Pathogenesis is based on regeneration of sectioned parasympathetic fibres with inappropriate innervation of cutaneous sweat glands. The disorder is characterized by unilateral sweating and flushing of facial skin in the area of parotid gland occurring during meals. We present a case of a patient who developed symptoms of Frey Syndrome 4 months after undergoing superficial parotidectomy on left side.
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CASE REPORTS
Self-Induced Injury of the Periodontal Tissues
V Kini, DG Nayak, A Uppoor
July-September 2006, 18(3):170-171
Self-induced injuries are inflicted based on habit, frequently associated with psychogenic background; related only in the manner by which they are produced, bearing no particular anatomic, etiologic or microscopic similarities. The following case report attributes a suspicious periodontal lesion to self-induced injury.
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Dental Considerations for Age Determination in humans
Althaf Hussain Chalkoo
July-September 2006, 18(3):184-188
The basis for dental identification is the theory that human dentition is never the same in any two individuals. Although teeth are resistant to environmental insults during life they are susceptible to physiological and pathological changes. As a result teeth may have restorations which may alter their original morphology. Dental age estimation makes use of morphologic, radiographic, histological and biochemical methods- to estimate age dependant changes in teeth.
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CASE REPORTS
Florid Cemento Osseous Dysplasia
K Sarala, S Jayachandran, Kayal , K Bakyalakshmi, Nalini Aswath
July-September 2006, 18(3):176-180
Florid Cemento Osseous Dysplasia (FCOD) is a condition in which diffuse asymptomatic radiopaque and radiolucent intra osseous areas of cementoosseous tissue occurs involving one or both arches. It is most often seen in middle-aged African American women. A 50 year old patient with painless multiple radiopaque lesions bilaterally in both jaws is presented its clinical, radiographic histological features and a brief review of literatures are discussed.
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RESEARCH REVIEW
Comparative Evaluation of Radiographic Techniques for the Localization of Impacted Maxillary Canine
Manjula Hebbale, Rajshekhar Halli, Anjana Bagewadi, Vaishali Keluskar
July-September 2006, 18(3):155-162
The maxillary canine being the last anterior tooth to erupt in the oral cavity, is commonly impacted and the reasons for which are multifocal. It is necessary to locate the position of the impacted tooth in order to carry out a proper treatment plan. Various clinical and radiologic methods have been carried out to localize the position of the impacted tooth. The most commonly used methods include the parallax / tube shift, right angle technique, occlusal and the panoramic radiographs. This article reviews the various radiographic techniques and summarizes the current literature about the localization of impacted maxillary canine. This study confirms that the single panoramic radiograph is adequate to localize the position of the impacted maxillary canine, provided that both the magnification index and the vertical restriction criteria are used.
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CASE REPORTS
Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy with Morphea of Cheek
Ajit Auluck, Keerthilatha M Pai
July-September 2006, 18(3):172-175
Scleroderma is a rare collagen disorder in which fibrosis of skin, subcutaneous tissues and muscles can occur with occasional involvement of bones. Localized scleroderma is a benign condition but can cause significant deformity when it affects the face. We report a case of localized scleroderma of the face causing progressive hemifacial atrophy.
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CURRENT LITERATURE
Abstracts from International Dental Journals
Giridhar S Naidu, R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):189-189
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EDITORS CORNER
"The quality of education in OMR"
R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):143-143
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CURRENT LITERATURE
Book Review
Giridhar S Naidu, R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):190-191
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HAPPENINGS
Information of National and International Activities
R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):192-192
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CURRENT LITERATURE
Book Review
Giridhar S Naidu, R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):191-191
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HAPPENINGS
Members in News
R Gopakumar
July-September 2006, 18(3):193-193
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