Reconstruction of the mandible after ablative surgery for the treatment of aggressive, benign odontogenic tumours in Tanzania: a preliminary study.

@article{Simon2006ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the mandible after ablative surgery for the treatment of aggressive, benign odontogenic tumours in Tanzania: a preliminary study.},
  author={Elison N M Simon and Matthias A. W. Merkx and Farrid M Shubi and Boniphace M Kalyanyama and Paul J w Stoelinga},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={421-6}
}
This study presents results on 11 patients suffering from ameloblastoma who had ablative surgery followed by reconstruction of the mandible in a single operative procedure in Tanzania. The procedure included the use of autogenous particulate bone from the anterior or posterior iliac crest. In 6 of the patients, the tumour was removed from the cortical scaffold, which was then irradiated with 50 Gy. Perforations were made on the scaffold and it was then placed back to fit the defect and was held… CONTINUE READING
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