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The International Journal of Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
(Published from 1986-2002)

Edited by Robert L. Vanarsdall, DDS and Raymond P. White, Jr, DDS, PhD

Continued by World Journal of Orthodontics.

ISSN 0742-1931

The International Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery
Volume 17, Issue 3


Actinomycosis as a rare complication of orthognathic surgery

Peter Maurer,MD,DDS, Cornelia Otto,DDS, Alexander W. Eckert,MD,DDS, Johannes Schubert,MD,DDS

Modern orthognathic surgery is said to be clean contaminated due to the intraoral means of access. Complications after orthognathic surgery, a common operation, occur about 10% of the time. Actinomycosis, a rare specific infection, plays a negligible role. Diagnostically, it should be differentiated from other infections that occur a long time after the operation. Three cases of actinomycosis that occurred after orthognathic surgery were observed, and therapeutic measurements are described case by case.

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