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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 178 - June 2022

N° 178


Ivory Coastphoto_auteurGiant haemorrhagic odontogenic myxoma: a case report

K.M. Koffi, M.B. Harding, O.A.D.M. Ory, R. Koné, B.T.E. Kouai, D.Y.C Ouihahi, K.E Aka, B. Ouattara, P. Bouletreau - Ivory Coast
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 178 - Volume 45 - Juin 2022 - 13-18


Myxoma is a rare variety of benign tumours of the maxilla, believed to originate in the embryonic mesenchyme of the dental follicle. The clinical and radiological manifestations are variable and non-specific and may be confused with other lesions.
We describe a case of a highly haemorrhagic odontogenic myxoma of the mandible in a 38-year-old patient. Clinically, the patient presented with a right peri-mandibular swelling, painless and firm to palpation. A CT scan of the face showed an osteolytic expansive process blowing out the mandible, with flaming periosteal reactions. A tumour biopsy was in favour of an odontogenic myxoma.
The treatment consisted of a large endo-buccal and cutaneous removal of the tumour, the tumour was bone-dependent. The short-term evolution did not show any local clinical or radiological recurrence.

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Ivory CoastIn vitro antifungal activities of Allium sativum and Annona muricata extracts on the growth of Candida albicans hospital strain of oral origin
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BahrainUtility of decision tree algorithm to predict factors influencing knowledge of oral health
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Ivory CoastFactors associated with patient satisfaction at the Centre of Consultations and Odonto-stomatology Treatment of Cocody University Hospital, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
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MadagascarAnatomopathological aspects of odontogenic cervico-facial cellulitis. About 357 cases
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NigeriaEvaluation of the factors affecting the bracket failure rates of brackets bonded with two orthodontic bonding systems in a Nigerian population
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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally as the disease affects all age groups, with an onset in early childhood and continued increase over the life course. Read the report


African press

Fentes labio-palatines : Des soins gratuits ouverts à Brazzaville

7/27/2022 - Les dépêches de Brazzaville - Congo

L'association Sourire Congo spécialisée dans les opérations des fentes labio-palatines, en partenariat avec l'ONG américaine Smile Train, a animé, le 26 juillet dans l'auditorium du Centre hospitalier et universitaire de Brazzaville (CHU-B), un point de presse pour fixer l'opinion sur les enjeux du programme mis en place incessamment dont le but principal est la prise en charge des personnes ayant des défigurations.

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Scientific articles

Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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Le pêcher africain

Une équipe de recherche dirigée par Michel De Waard, directeur de recherche à l'Inserm au sein du Grenoble Institut des neurosciences (Inserm, Université Joseph Fourier, CNRS) à Grenoble, a découvert qu'une plante médicinale africaine produisait des quantités importantes de molécules antidouleur. Plus surprenant, après analyse, la molécule s'est avérée identique au Tramadol, un médicament de pure synthèse très largement utilisé comme analgésique dans le monde entier. D'après les chercheurs, c'est la première fois qu'un médicament de synthèse issu de l'industrie pharmaceutique est découvert à forte concentration dans une source naturelle. Cette découverte inédite vient d'être publiée dans le journal de chimie, Angewandte Chemie.

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