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Osteoradionecrosis of the jaws (ORNJ) is a late complication of head and neck irradiation estimated at around 3% of irradiated patients. The PENTO protocol (Pentoxyfilline and Tocopherol), with the eventual adjunction of Clodronate (PENTOCLO), showed interesting results even in advanced ORNJ. The current literature does not describe the long-term outcomes and particularly after the completion of the protocol. The PENTO or PENTOCLO protocol should be prescribed as a life-long treatment or the outcome should be monitored at least as long as the duration of the protocol after its end.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Osteoradionecrosis, PENTO, PENTOCLO