An 81-years-old man developed a severe osteoradionecrosis of the mandible following surgery and radiotherapy in the head and neck area as a result of a carcinoma at the front ofthe floor of the mouth. Presumably, the osteoradionecrosis had been developed by an injury of the oral mucosa due to a removable partial denture. There are no uniform guidelines for the treatment of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw bones. Treatment modalities vary from removal of sequesters, sometimes long-term use of antibiotics, treatment with hyperbaric oxygen and wide surgical resection with or without reconstruction of the jaw.
van de Vijfeijken, Karagozoglu, Rietveld, Meester, van der Waal, , , , (2012). [Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, presumably caused by a removable partial denture]. Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde, 2012 Sep;119(9):413-4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23050377