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Outcomes of dental and craniofacial osseointegrated implantation in head and neck cancer patients.

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Summary of "Outcomes of dental and craniofacial osseointegrated implantation in head and neck cancer patients."

Treatment of head and neck cancer may result in disfiguring and debilitating anatomical changes. Osseointegrated implants may be used in these patients to facilitate attachment of implant-retained dentures or cosmetic prostheses.

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Name: Head & neck
ISSN: 1097-0347
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Soft tissue tumors or cancer arising from the mucosal surfaces of the LIP; oral cavity; PHARYNX; LARYNX; and cervical esophagus. Other sites included are the NOSE and PARANASAL SINUSES; SALIVARY GLANDS; THYROID GLAND and PARATHYROID GLANDS; and MELANOMA and non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. (from Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 4th ed, p1651)

Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It seeks to improve oral, dental and craniofacial health through research, research training, and the dissemination of health information by conducting and supporting basic and clinical research. It was established in 1948 as the National Institute of Dental Research and re-named in 1998 as the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

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Insertion of an implant into the bone of the mandible or maxilla. The implant has an exposed head which protrudes through the mucosa and is a prosthodontic abutment.

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