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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Large Unicystic Ameloblastoma of the Mandible: Management Guided by Biological Behavior
Author: De Melo, WM
Pereira-Santos, D
Sonoda, CK
Pereira-Freitas, SA
de Moura, WL
Cravinhos, JCD
Abstract: Ameloblastoma is a true neoplasm of odontogenic epithelial origin. It is a slow-growing benign tumor of the jaw, and patients usually present late after the tumor achieves considerable size to cause facial disfigurement. Diagnosis mainly from tissue biopsy and radiograph findings does assist in differentiating between types of ameloblastoma. Unicystic ameloblastoma is a tumor with a strong propensity for recurrence. There is a difference in biological behavior between mural unicystic ameloblastoma and those which are simply cystic or show intraluminal proliferation. The challenges in the management of this tumor are to provide complete excision in addition to reconstructing the bony defect, to provide the patient with reasonable cosmetic and functional outcome. The authors report a case of a mural unicystic ameloblastoma in a 23-year-old man who was treated by partial resection of the mandible. Biomedical prototypes were used because they provide acceptable precision and are useful for treatment planning.
Subject: Benign tumors
odontogenic tumor
unicystic ameloblastoma
mandibular reconstruction
Country: EUA
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182646b6a
Date Issue: 2012
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