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Abbé flap

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

[R. Abbé (1851–1928), American surgeon; J. A. Estlander (1831–81), Finnish surgeon] A full thickness flap of tissue taken from the middle portion of usually the lower lip and transferred to...

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Binder's syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A developmental condition, characterized by maxillo-nasal dysplasia combined with other malformations including severe mid-facial retrusion, pseudo-mandibular or true mandibular...

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Bolitho

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.

A legal judgement (Bolitho v. City and Hackney Health Authority 1997) that stated that a case cannot be defended on the basis of a current practice that is not reasonable or logical. See...

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bone graft

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The use of bone or bone substitute material to replace diseased or missing bone. Bone graft materials include bone originating from within the body of the patient (autogenous bone),...

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Epstein pearls

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.

[A. Epstein (1849–1918), Bohemian paediatrician] These are synonymous with Bohn's nodules.

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Frey syndrome

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

[L. Frey (1889–1942), Polish neurologist] A rare neurological condition characterized by warmth, redness, and gustatory sweating (sweating in the anticipation of eating) of the area of the...

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lip

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.

Curl the lip curve the upper lip slightly on one side, as an expression of scorn or contempt.

lick one's lips look forward to something with relish.

pay lip service to...

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melanocytic naevi

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Dentistry.

A developmental lesion composed of melanocytes. They are common on the skin, where they are referred to as moles, but rare in the oral cavity.

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methyl methacrylate

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A monomer used in the production of polymethylmethacrylate resin used primarily as a denture base material and for surgical prostheses. Residual methyl methacrylate in a prosthesis can...

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osteoblastoma

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

A rare usually benign primary neoplasm of the bone, characterized histologically by the formation of immature bone (osteoid) and fibrovascular connective tissue. It can produce pain of...

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