Introduction: A case of spontaneous bone regeneration after mandible resection is reported. Case Report: A 6-year-old boy suffered from ameloblastoma in his right mandible. Six months after haemimandibulectomy, a bone regeneration forming a new form of mandible is seen. Histopathology: Lamellar mature bone was observed. Resection of the large portion of the mandible as the choice of treatment as the tumor was grown extensively. Spontaneous bone regeneration after a mandible resection. Conclusion: Unexpected spontaneous bone regeneration may be explained by the fact that periosteum, as the source of osteogenic cells, might be responsible for this process.
|Journal||Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore|
|Issue number||4 SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|
- Jaw reconstruction
- Lamellar bone
- Spontaneous bone regeneration