Case Report
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World J Stomatol. Dec 18, 2019; 7(3): 28-38
Published online Dec 18, 2019. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v7.i3.28
Autologous platelet-rich-fibrin-induced revascularization sequelae: Two case reports
Ahmed M Eltawila, Rania El Backly
Ahmed M Eltawila, Department of Materials Science, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Ahmed M Eltawila, Rania El Backly, Tissue Engineering Laboratories, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21411, Egypt
Rania El Backly, Endodontics Division, Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21411, Egypt
Author contributions: Eltawila AM performed the clinical procedures, analyzed data and wrote the manuscript; El Backly R designed the study, supervised the clinical procedures, interpreted data and revised the manuscript; all authors issued final approval for the version to be submitted.
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Corresponding author: Rania El Backly, BDS, MSc, PhD, Lecturer, Endodontics Division, Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Champollion Street, Alexandria 21411, Egypt.
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Received: June 28, 2019
Peer-review started: June 29, 2019
First decision: August 2, 2019
Revised: October 2, 2019
Accepted: November 26, 2019
Article in press: November 26, 2019
Published online: December 18, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: This report investigated the effects of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) for the regenerative endodontic treatment (RET). The first patient had a history of trauma in tooth #9 with a sinus tract and a large periapical lesion. The second patient presented with a badly decayed tooth #14. Both cases were treated with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) as scaffold for RET. Patients were followed up to 9 and 48 mo, respectively. There was radiographic evidence of periapical bone healing in both cases. The second patient showed root maturation after 12 mo and extensive intracanal calcification at 48 mo.