Management of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures in irradiated patients

Dent Clin North Am. 1990 Jan;34(1):71-7.


With improving technology, osteoradionecrosis may become a chapter in the history of medicine. As treatments for malignancy become more specific to diseased cells and less disruptive of normal tissue physiology, we will see less ORN. However, at the present time, it is a severely debilitating disease that must be aggressively prevented and treated.

MeSH terms

  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation / methods
  • Mouth / surgery
  • Orthognathic Surgical Procedures
  • Osteoradionecrosis* / prevention & control
  • Osteoradionecrosis* / surgery
  • Osteoradionecrosis* / therapy
  • Radiation Injuries* / prevention & control
  • Radiation Injuries* / surgery
  • Radiation Injuries* / therapy
  • Risk Factors