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Computer Assisted Retrieval of Accidentally Displaced Wisdom Teeth

An article titled “Use of Computer-Assisted Navigation in the Retrieval of Accidentally Displaced Third Molars,” appears in the 2016 Journal of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery, written by Yi Guo and et al., vol. 74, pp. 889-894. The article describes using a computer to retrieve accidentally displaced mandibular third molars. A total of 12 patients in the study successfully had their roots retrieved. They all healed successfully without complications. In rare cases when performing wisdom teeth surgery, a tooth or a tooth root can be displaced. When they are displaced into difficult to access areas surgery retrieving the displaced molars should be performed by conventional methods which include extending the original operative exposure or planning a new operative approach and then finding and removing the tooth. This surgery can cause severe tissue injury or complications. The paper discusses computer-assisted navigation in […]

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Can a Persistent Headache be Caused by Sinus Problems?

I came across an interesting article that appeared over a year ago in the Washington Post. The article is titled “A man’s persistent headache proves hard to diagnose and harder to treat,” by Sandra G. Boodman, and published on March 19, 2012. Article Link: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-03-19/national/35448791_1_headache-sinus-pain-relievers The article discusses a 41 year old man who developed a constant headache in November of 2008. Over the course of many months the man consulted many neurologists, ear nose and throat doctors, ophthalmologist, and others but none could explain what was causing him the headache. The man is quoted as saying “I’d been chasing this for more than six months. No one could tell me what it was. I just remember thinking, ‘How am I going to be able to function if it never goes away?” Over the course of the treatment the man […]

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Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses, the Diagnosis of Sinusitis, and the Role of 3-D CT Guided Sinus Surgery in Treating Chronic Sinusitis

I wrote a research paper over a year ago for an undergraduate course I took in medical imaging. It is about imaging of the paranasal sinuses. Further topics include the diagnosis of sinusitis and chronic infection along with techniques in using 3-D CT to aid in image guided surgery. It is worth checking out if these topics interest you and/or you have problems with your sinuses. The document has been uploaded to docstoc and is below for your enjoyment. Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses, the Diagnosis of Sinusitis, and the Role of 3-D CT Guided Sinus Surgery in Treating Chronic Sinusitis

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