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Osteoradionecrosis of the temporal bone

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January 19, 2015
by Edmund W. Lee, BA; Robert W. Jyung, MD

The pathogenesis of osteoradionecrosis is not completely understood, but it has been thought that radiation causes tissues to become hypoxic, hypovascular, and hypocellular, leading to tissue breakdown and a nonhealing wound.

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