Dr. Ravi joined the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Amrita in November 2004. After completing his B. D. S. degree from Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, he obatined his M. D. S. degree from Government Dental College, Kozhikode.

He has over 12 years of Clinical and Academic experience in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty. He has presented and published papers in various national and international forums and has received best paper award at the 25th Annual National Conference of Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI), Chandigarh during January 2000.

In 2005, he received Diplomate of National Board (D. N. B.) in his specialty from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. He has undergone extensive advanced training in Microsurgical Reconstruction, Craniofacial Trauma, Implantology-based Rehabilitation, Advanced Trauma life support, Advanced Cardiac life support, Medical education (pedagogy) and in Healthcare services management.

In 2013, he was awarded fellowship of Indian Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (IBOMS), which aims to recognize excellence in the field of maxillofacial surgery.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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M. Janardhanan, Suresh, R., Savithri, V., and Veeraraghavan, R., “Extranodal Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma of Maxillary Sinus Presenting as a Palatal Ulcer”, BMJ Case Rep, vol. 12, no. 2, 2019.[Abstract]

A multitude of disease processes ranging from periodontitis to malignancies can lead to formation of solitary ulcer on the palate. Hence solitary ulcers of palate can often be a challenging one to diagnose. We report an interesting case of a diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the maxillary sinus which perforated the palatal bone and presented clinically as a palatal ulcer. Initially the lesion manifested as a small ill-defined swelling in the posterior palatal slope in relation to 24and25 which were mobile and hence was erroneously diagnosed as chronic periodontal abscess. This paper is intended to stress the relevance of including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the differential diagnosis of solitary palatal ulcers as it may be often misdiagnosed as more common reactive or inflammatory lesions.

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Dr. Jaeson Mohanan Painatt, Veeraraghavan, R., and Puthalath, U., “Temporomandibular joint dislocation in an 18-month-old child”, Contemporary Clinical Dentistry, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 155-157, 2017.[Abstract]

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation in children is extremely rare. In our case, an 18-month-old child presented with a history of inability to close her mouth. To confirm the clinical diagnosis, a computed tomogram was taken. Clinical examination and X-ray of the TMJ revealed bilateral TMJ dislocation. Bilateral TMJ reduction was achieved manually after giving analgesia and procedural sedation. This is one of the few case reports of an acute dislocation in a toddler.

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Aad Gopalakrishnan, Veeraraghavan, R., and Panicker, Pc, “Hematological and surgical management in Glanzmann′s thrombasthenia: A case report”, Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, vol. 32, pp. 181-184, 2014.[Abstract]

Glanzmann's thrombasthenia (GT) is a rare, congenital, and moderate to severe platelet disorder. The bleeding time is increased, due to lack of platelet aggregation, since the patients with GT have deficient or dysfunctional integrin membrane glycoproteins IIb and IIIa essential for platelet aggregation. Children with GT are mostly diagnosed very early in life due to the spontaneous and unexplained mucocutaneous bleeding. It is quite a challenging task when any surgery is indicated for children with GT. This case report is about the medical and surgical management of an 11-year-old girl diagnosed with Glannzmann's thrombasthenia who had to undergo a maxillary cyst enucleation.

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U. P., Veeraraghavan, R., Dr. Jaeson Mohanan Painatt, and Nair, P. Pb, “Pneumosinus dilatans multiplex associated with hormonal imbalance”, BMJ Case Reports, 2013.[Abstract]

Pneumosinus dilatans describes an abnormal dilation of one or more paranasal sinuses without radiological evidence of localised bone destruction, hyperostosis or mucous membrane thickening. Dilation of mastoid air cells also occurs rarely along with involvement of paranasal sinuses. This rare combination of unknown aetiology was reported in two cases in the literature and termed 'Pneumosinus Dilatans Multiplex' (PSDM). It is usually asymptomatic, and is detected incidentally on plain radiography, CT or MRI. If left untreated, it can further erode the bone leading to complications such as facial asymmetry, neurological disorders and pathological fractures. The aetiology of the condition remains obscure. Various hypotheses proposed are the presence of gas-forming microorganisms, spontaneous drainage of a mucocele, the presence of a one-way valve, dysregulation of hormonal levels leading to a disturbance of osteoblastic and osteoclastic activity. This paper describes a case of PSDM possibly secondary to hormonal disturbance. Copyright 2013 BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved.

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