Surgical management of ameloblastoma in the mandible: Segmental mandibulectomy and immediate reconstruction with free fibula or deep circumflex iliac artery flap (evaluation of the long-term esthetic and functional results).


Vayvada H., Mola F., Menderes A., Yilmaz M.

Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, vol.64, no.10, pp.1532-9, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: Ameloblastoma is responsible for 1% of all the oral and maxillomandibular cysts and tumors. It is odontogenic in origin and benign in nature but it has a high percentage of local recurrence rate and possible malignant development when treated inadequately. With the advancement of craniofacial surgical techniques, use of free flaps for mandibular reconstruction, and dental rehabilitation (such as osseointegration), the segmental mandibulectomy and immediate reconstruction with free flaps are beginning to be used more effectively for the treatment of the mandibular ameloblastoma. The aim of this article is to evaluate the clinical results of the patients with mandibular ameloblastoma who were treated with segmental mandibulectomy and immediate reconstruction with free flaps.