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J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):e483-91. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182668777.

Comprehensive review of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Center, Mashhad Dental Faculty, Mashhad, Iran.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves inspiration of pure high pressure oxygen. For the past 20 years, administration of 100% high pressure oxygen and its potential benefits in management of diseases have been more clarified. Physiological advantages advocate HBO for the first-line treatment of several conditions. The specialty of craniofacial surgery is broad and deals with a diverse range of complications. The goal of this review is to help surgeons in their treatment planning by categorizing the indications of HBO therapy for oral and maxillofacial surgery. We also assess research data substantiating these indications where we believe basic physiological mechanisms and clinical evidences support further investigation on HBO efficacy to greater understanding of its potential benefit in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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