Coronoidectomy in maxillary swing for reducing the incidence and severity of trismus - A reminder

Yoav P. Talmi*, Zeev Horowitz, Ran Yahalom, Lev Bedrin

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Abstract

Purpose: The maxillary swing approach is a proven method for access to the nasopharynx. However, often, trismus is incurred postoperatively, hampering adequate oral care and follow-up and affecting patients' quality of life. Case reports: Coronoidectomy was performed in four patients undergoing maxillary swing. Minimal trismus was seen in one patient undergoing repeat irradiation and chemotherapy. After a 1-month period no trismus was observed in the other three patients. Conclusion: Coronoidectomy, usually performed in maxillectomy for reducing trismus is a useful adjunct in the maxillary swing procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-20
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronoidectomy
  • Maxilla
  • Maxillary swing
  • Nasopharynx
  • Quality of life
  • Trismus

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