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Anterior mandibular ameloblastoma

Ajay H. Bhandarwar, Girish D. Bakhshi, Ashok D. Borisa, Amol Wagh, Rajat Kapoor, Channabasappa G. Kori
  • Ajay H. Bhandarwar
    Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India | abhandarwar@gmail.com
  • Girish D. Bakhshi
    Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India
  • Ashok D. Borisa
    Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India
  • Amol Wagh
    Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India
  • Rajat Kapoor
    Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India
  • Channabasappa G. Kori
    Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India

Abstract

Ameloblastoma is a benign odontogenic tumor. These are usually asymptomatic until a large size is attained. Ameloblastoma has tendency to spread locally and has a high recurrence rate. Majority of ameloblastomas (80%) arise from the mandible. Ameloblastoma arising from anterior mandibular region (symphysis- menti) is rare. Very few cases of midline anterior ameloblastomas are reported in the literature. They often require wide local excision. Reconstruction of mandible in these cases is challenging. We present a case of mandibular ameloblastoma arising from symphysis- menti. Patient underwent wide surgical excision of the tumor followed by immediate reconstruction using free fibular vascular flap, stabilized with titanium reconstructive plates. A brief case report ands review of literature is presented.

Keywords

ameloblastoma, mandible, symphysismenti, fibula.

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