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Ann Maxillofac Surg. 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):337-341. doi: 10.4103/ams.ams_196_18.

Ameloblastoma: Reconstruction Using Titanium Plates adapted Using Stereolithographic Models.

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Faculty of Dentistry, Interamericana Abierta University, Buenos Aires, 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.


Ameloblastoma; stereolithographic models; titanium plates

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