Clinical utility of three-dimensional SPECT/CT imaging as a guide for the resection of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

Hidetaka Miyashita, Hideyuki Shiba, Hiromasa Kawana, Tadaki Nakahara

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Abstract

Abstract In recent years, proactive surgical treatment has been reported to be effective for medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). However, an uncertain resection entails the risk of recurrence, whereas an extensive surgical procedure may lead to a marked reduction in quality of life as a result of reduced masticatory function and poor cosmesis. Therefore, radiological assessment can be helpful to accurately localize MRONJ before surgery. The integrated single-photon emission computed tomography and computed tomography system (SPECT/CT) allows oral and maxillofacial surgeons to identify an area of MRONJ, especially when three-dimensional (3D) SPECT and CT fusion images are offered. A patient for whom 3D SPECT and CT image fusion (as developed in the radiology department of the study institution) contributed to determining the extent of the lesion, thereby leading to a favourable patient prognosis, is reported herein. There was exact correlation between the histological and radiological results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3160
Pages (from-to)1106-1109
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 1

Keywords

  • dental implantation
  • medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw
  • quality of life
  • three-dimensional SPECT/CT
  • two-stage operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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