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What is the treatment for ameloblastoma?

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Drugs and radiation don't seem to have much effect on most non-cancerous ameloblastomas, so they're usually treated with surgery. To make sure the tumor cells don't grow back, your doctor will take out the tumor and some of the healthy tissue around it. Part of your jaw may need to be removed, as well as some of the arteries and nerves that affect your face. Your doctor will recommend surgery to re-create your jaw using bone from somewhere else in your body or artificial bone. You also may need rehabilitation to learn how to smile and chew again.

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National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Ameloblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Ameloblastoma."

News release, Stanford Medicine.

McClary, A. . Published online April 30, 2015. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

 

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: "Ameloblastoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Ameloblastoma."

News release, Stanford Medicine.

McClary, A. . Published online April 30, 2015. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Singh, M. . 2014. Case Reports in Dentistry

Nakasato, S. . July 1991. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dandriyal, R. . January -- June 2011. National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 28, 2018

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