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The conservative treatment of ameloblastoma, using diathermy or cryosurgery. A 29-year review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6807902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
At present, both the treatment, and the results of treatment, for ameloblastoma are variable, with high recurrence rates being reported. Since 1951, seven cases of extensive mandibular tumours have been treated by local excision, combined with diathermy and/or cryosurgery. After long-term follow-up there is no evidence of recurrence. In this review some cases have involved more radical treatment, viz. maxillectomy and radiotherapy, but it is now proposed that the majority of cases of mandibular ameloblastoma can be treated conservatively. Cryosurgery is advocated as an adjunct in the operative treatment of ameloblastoma, and its use is supported by recent research and clinical publications, although the time-span for review of these cases is, at yet, limited.
Authors:
P S Holland; W C Mellor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of oral surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0300-9785     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Surg     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-24     Completed Date:  1982-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0334641     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Surg     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Ameloblastoma / pathology,  surgery*
Child
Cryosurgery*
Electrocoagulation*
Female
Humans
Jaw Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Male
Middle Aged

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