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Conservative treatment of an aggressive odontogenic tumor: a case report.
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PMID:  24064176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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An ameloblastoma is a polymorphic, benign, locally invasive tumor made up of odontogenic epithelium, clinically characterized by slow, progressive, painless growth. There are reports in the literature on the treatment of ameloblastomas with aggressive mural invasion through resections, in order to minimize recurrence. However, different approaches may be used at the bone level, such as curettage combined with a chemical fixative (Carnoy's solution), cryotherapy, or thermal cauterization. The findings of this case report demonstrate that the use of Carnoy's solution following the enucleation of a unicysticameloblastoma with mural invasion may be a treatment alternative with a low rate of recurrence, as well as a reduced rate of postoperative complications, a reduction in costs, and preservation of both esthetics and function.
Authors:
Ivson Souza Catunda; Belmiro Cavalcanti Egito Vasconcelos; Bruno Carvalho Macedo Neres; Raquell Alves; Elizabeth Arruda Carneiro Ponzi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2013 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e8-e12     Citation Subset:  D    
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