Vol 62, No 1 (2011)
Review paper
Published online: 2011-03-01

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Osteonecrosis of the jaw

Bogna Drozdzowska
Endokrynol Pol 2011;62(1):88-92.

Abstract

This review looks at osteonecrosis in the stomatognathic system (mainly the jaws). Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a rare but serious clinical condition. It affects patients treated with bisphosphonates, and also with denosumab, mainly in oncological doses. In osteoporosis, it is a problem of relatively small significance. Article presents a thorough review of this phenomenon, including its definition, pathogenesis, risk factors, prevention and treatment methods, and its incidence rate. (Pol J Endocrinol 2011; 62 (1): 88-92)

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