Resection of the mandible with immediate or delayed graft reconstruction is widely used in the treatment of ameloblastoma involving a large portion of the mandible. The purpose of reconstruction is mainly to restore the esthetic appearance and mandibular function of the patient. Spontaneous regeneration of the mandible after resection is rarely encountered. This article reports a rare case of spontaneous regeneration of the mandible after hemimandibulectomy for ameloblastoma in a 16-year-old male patient. We discuss the theories pertaining to the mechanism and source of the new bone formation in this case and review the English literature.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2015|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Carlos Ibanez, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, for providing us with the surgical information, and Dr. Alan Lurie, Chair and Program Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, for his continued support and guidance. None declared.
© 2012, Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery