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J Oral Surg. 1976 Jul;34(7):627-9.

Unilateral relapse after oblique osteotomy of the mandibular rami: report of case.


A case of unilateral relapse of mandibular prognathism after oblique osteotomy of the mandibular rami is described. A brief review of the pertinent literature is presented and a method of intraosseous fixation by Vitallium plating is illustrated. The need for close postoperative observations and reinstitution of active therapy at the first sign of a relapse tendency is emphasized.

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