Surgical repair of a mandibular bony defect following the removal of an amelobalstoma

Ejiofor, Kandi
January 2013
Journal of Surgical Case Reports;Jan2013, Vol. 2013 Issue 1, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Case Study
This case report describes a 35-year-old Caucasian radiographer who presented with a significant mandibular bony defect following multiple excisions of an ameloblastoma. As a result, there was an absence of teeth on the lower-right mandible and a clear defect in the mandible. The treatment objectives were to rebuild the mandibular defect, with a long-term view of inserting dental implants. In a novel approach outlined in this presentation, tissue expansion of the submucosa, a titanium construct and an iliac bone graft were used to rebuild the patient's jaw. This surgical technique is recommended for the reconstruction of bony defects.


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