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ITALIAN JOURNAL OF MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
A Journal on Maxillofacial Surgery
Official Journal of the Italian Society of Maxillofacial Surgery
Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2002 August;13(2):81-6
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
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.