Bisphosphonates (BPs) are useful drugs for the management of osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease, and are used to prevent skeletal-related events. However, the side effects of BPs, bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ), sometimes severely impairs patient quality of life. Here we report a case of severe BRONJ in the maxilla, which caused Le Fort I-type fracture-like bone fracture due to formation of a large sequestrum in the maxilla.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2016|
- Pathological fracture
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine