Surgical treatment of recurring ameloblastoma, are there options?
2013 (English)In: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ISSN 0266-4356, E-ISSN 1532-1940, Vol. 51, no 8, 762-766 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Our aim was to evaluate the treatment given to patients with intraosseus ameloblastomas with special emphasis on recurrence and the outcomes of primary and secondary resection. Forty-eight patients who were treated for intraosseous ameloblastoma at 8 centres across Sweden met the inclusion criteria. They showed typical distribution of age, sex, site of lesion, and characteristic presenting features. Eleven of the 48 were initially treated with radical resection and none recurred. Twenty-two of the remaining 37 who were initially treated by conservative resection presented with recurrences. Sixteen of the 22 then had conservative secondary resections, which resulted in further recurrence in 6 patients. Initial radical resection is therefore superior to conservative management as far as recurrences are concerned. We argue, however, that a conservative surgical approach is adequate for many intraosseous ameloblastomas with limited extension, because relapse can be followed by radical resection if clinically indicated in selected cases.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 51, no 8, 762-766 p.
Ameloblastoma, Recurrent ameloblastoma, Odontogenic neoplasm
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-216759DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.08.013ISI: 000329010100017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-216759DiVA: diva2:690791