A massive osteonecrosis with Le Fort I-type pathological fracture, caused by bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ): A rare case report

Shintaro Sukegawa, Takahiro Kanno, Naoki Katase, Hidenobu Matsuzaki, Akane Shibata, Yuka Takahashi, Yoshihiko Furuki

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

Keywords

  • Bisphosphonate
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Pathological fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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