Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery

CASE REPORT - TUMOR
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 337--341

Ameloblastoma: Reconstruction using titanium plates adapted using stereolithographic models


Mariano Sebastian Chutchurru, Maria Isabel Brusca, Roberto Palavecino 
 Faculty of Dentistry, Interamericana Abierta University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Maria Isabel Brusca
Directorio 1770, Buenos Aires, CP 1406
Argentina

Ameloblastoma is a benign but locally invasive odontogenic tumor that causes significant morbidity. The aim is to study an ameloblastoma treatment with reconstruction using titanium plates adapted using stereolithographic models. A 48-year-old female patient referred due to asymptomatic osteolytic lesion between teeth 47 and 48 discovered during routine radiographic study. The pathoanatomical study described a desmoplastic ameloblastoma. Due to the possibility of it being a malignant lesion, a computerized axial tomography scan was performed, which showed that the tumor was not malignant. A stereolithographic model was prepared to make the cutting guides and facilitate fitting of reconstruction plates. Three-dimensional printing technology enables fast, accurate mandibular reconstruction, helping to shorten operation time.


How to cite this article:
Chutchurru MS, Brusca MI, Palavecino R. Ameloblastoma: Reconstruction using titanium plates adapted using stereolithographic models.Ann Maxillofac Surg 2018;8:337-341


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Chutchurru MS, Brusca MI, Palavecino R. Ameloblastoma: Reconstruction using titanium plates adapted using stereolithographic models. Ann Maxillofac Surg [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 23 ];8:337-341
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