Immunohistochemical Analysis of Reconstructed Sheep Mandibles: Transport Distraction Osteogenesis Versus Autogenous Bone Grafting

Cakir-Ozkan N., EYİBİLEN A., Ozkan F., Gülbahar M. Y., Kabak Y. B.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.69, no.4, pp.1248-1254, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Although many studies have been conducted that related to growth factor expression in mandibular distraction osteogenesis, to our knowledge, no study comparing the immunohistochemical outcomes of autologous bone grafting (ABG) and transport distraction osteogenesis has been conducted up to now. The aim of this study was to histologically and immunohistochemically analyze newly formed bone in the resected mandible reconstructed by transport distraction osteogenesis and iliac crest bone grafting in a sheep model.