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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2002 August;13(2):81-6

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The relapse in orthognatic surgery. Our experience

Corvo G., Tartaro G. P., Giudice A., Bianco A., Diomajuta A.

Department of Head ­and Neck, Oral Cavity ­and Audio-Verbal Communication Pathology Second University of Naples, Naples


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Background. A study of 191 ­patients, ­the ­authors ­note ­the pri­mary aet­io­log­ic fac­tors, ­which ­cause ­relapse ­after orthog­nath­ic sur­gery.
Methods. The ­authors stud­ied 191 ­patients.
Results. After sur­gi­cal treat­ment relaps­es ­were not­ed in 5%—9 of ­patients.
Conclusions. The ­authors ­have ­seen a ­very ­high inci­dence of ­relapse in ­patients ­who suf­fered ­from ­heavy pro­gen­ism ­and ­from late­ro-devi­a­tion.

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