Use of Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography for Evaluation of Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaws in an Experimental Rat Model


Cankaya A. B., Erdem M. A., Isler S. C., Demircan S., Soluk M., Kasapoglu C., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.8, no.8, pp.667-672, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.7150/ijms.8.667
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-672
  • Keywords: Bisphosphonate, Osteonecrosis, Jaws, Hounsfield unit, MORPHOMETRIC-ANALYSIS, BONE, EXTRACTION, DIAGNOSIS
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis of the jaw (BONJ) is a frequently reported complication. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical and histopathological presentation of BONJ with the Hounsfield score and to evaluate the reliability of the score for determining necrosis in an animal model.