Anterior mandibular ameloblastoma

  • Ajay H. Bhandarwar | abhandarwar@gmail.com Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, India.
  • 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.

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Author Biographies

Ajay H. Bhandarwar, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

PROFESSOR & UNIT HEAD,

DIVISION OF GI, HPB & MINIMAL ACCESS SURGERY

Girish D. Bakhshi, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

Associate Professor

Ashok D. Borisa, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Assistant Professor
Amol Wagh, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Assistant Professor
Rajat Kapoor, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Assistrant Professor

 

Channabasappa G. Kori, Department of Surgery, Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals
Chief Resident
Published
2012-02-14
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Keywords:
ameloblastoma, mandible, symphysismenti, fibula.
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Bhandarwar, A. H., Bakhshi, G. D., Borisa, A. D., Wagh, A., Kapoor, R., & Kori, C. G. (2012). Anterior mandibular ameloblastoma. Clinics and Practice, 2(1), e30. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2012.e30