Segmental Mandibular Resection for Conventional Ameloblastoma
- 1 Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Ameloblastoma is an aggressive slow growing benign epithelial odontogenic tumor usually associated with an unerupted third molar. In this report, we present the case of a 71-year-old male with a large swelling on the left mandibular region causing a remarkable facial asymmetry. After clinical, radiological and histopathological examinations the diagnosis of conventional ameloblastoma was made. To avoid probable recurrence our treatment choice was a segmental mandibular resection with the placement of a reconstructive titanium plate to maintain the space for subsequent bone graft.
Copyright: © 2021 Georges Abi Khalil, Georges Aoun, Banine Khalifeh and Toni Zeinoun. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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- Segmental Resection
- Titanium Plate