Spontaneous bone regeneration after mandible resection in a case of ameloblastoma - A case report

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59S-62S
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Volume33
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • Jaw reconstruction
  • Lamellar bone
  • Periosteum
  • Spontaneous bone regeneration

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