Implant-supported rehabilitation of a patient with mandibular ameloblastoma

Carini, Fabrizio and Francesconi, Manuel and Saggese, Vito and Monai, Dario and Porcaro, Gianluca (2012) Implant-supported rehabilitation of a patient with mandibular ameloblastoma. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (2 (Sup). pp. 21-25. ISSN 1971-1441

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Objectives: this report describes the masticatory implant-supported rehabilitation of a patient undergoing resection for mandibular ameloblastoma. Case report: in the reported case the patient underwent resection and reconstruction with a fibula flap for masticatory rehabilitation of 7 implants at the level of the mandible. Discussion: ameloblastoma is a benign locally invasive tumor of maxillary bones that often causes facial disfigurement. The dental management of the patient requires a collaboration of various specialists such as anesthetists, maxillofacial surgeons, and dentists. Conclusions: in patients with oral cancers such as ameloblastoma, the correct planning of surgery for the tumor resection as well as prosthetic rehabilitation are crucial. Osseointegrated implants open a new perspective of treatment to improve the quality of life of patients resected for cancer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ameloblastoma, fibula free flap, mandibular reconstruction, oral rehabilitation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2013 15:47
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 11:07

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