Proposal for a new staging system for osteoradionecrosis of the mandible

Kemal H. Karagozoglu*, Hannah A. Dekker, Derek Rietveld, Remco de Bree, Engelbert A.J.M. Schulten, Saara Kantola, Tim Forouzanfar, Isaäc van der Waal

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The presented staging system seems well reproducible, facilitating the comparison of study groups dealing with the various issues of osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. It is yet to be evaluated whether the presently proposed staging system is useful for management purposes.

A new staging system for osteoradionecrosis of the mandible has been retrospectively applied to a group of 31 patients. In this system clinicoradiographic signs and symptoms are incorporated in a simplified manner. For imaging purposes the use of plain radiographs such as periapical films and panoramic radiographs is recommended, mainly because of their readily availability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number19623
Pages (from-to)e433-e437
JournalMedicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014

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