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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Decompression for Management of Keratocystic Odontogenic Tumor in the Mandible
Author: de Melo, WM
Pereira-Santos, D
Sonoda, CK
Hochuli-Vieira, E
Abstract: Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KCOT) is a benign intraosseous neoplasm of odontogenic origin with high recurrence rate. To date, various conservative or aggressive management strategies have been suggested as a method of treatment. Decompression is a conservative method that has been used in the treatment of large odontogenic cysts. The present paper reports a case of KCOT located in the mandible and discusses the importance of its management using conservative methods. The authors present a case of a 38-year-old patient with a KCOT located in the right mandibular angle and ascending ramus, which was treated by decompression followed by enucleation and curettage. The lesion did not recur during a follow-up period of 3 years after surgery. Preserving important structures of the bone and soft tissue decompression is a method with low morbidity. In addition, according to the literature, decompression has a success rate at least as high as the one of most aggressive treatments.
Subject: Benign tumors
jaw cyst
odontogenic keratocyst
surgical management
Country: EUA
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Journal Of Craniofacial Surgery. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 23, n. 6, n. E639, n. E640, 2012.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31827101e9
Date Issue: 2012
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