This case report describes a successful post-tumour surgical reconstruction of a complete maxilla resection in a 62-year-old man, using an equine bone block [pre-shaped using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) procedure] as grafting material. Computerised tomographic scans taken 5 months after the reconstructive surgery showed good reconstruction and dimensional augmentation of the lost bone. One year after surgery, the patient showed a great improvement in the emergence profile of the middle part of the face. The use of an equine bone block, pre-shaped using CAD/CAM system, for alveolar ridge reconstruction, seems to be a valuable alternative to autograft. This technique could significantly shorten the actual surgical procedure for the patient and may result in a better fit of the graft than chair-side preparation may allow.

Surgical reconstruction of a maxilla after tumour resection with a heterologous equine bone block created with CAD/CAM procedure: a case report

CHECCHI, Vittorio;
2014

Abstract

This case report describes a successful post-tumour surgical reconstruction of a complete maxilla resection in a 62-year-old man, using an equine bone block [pre-shaped using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) procedure] as grafting material. Computerised tomographic scans taken 5 months after the reconstructive surgery showed good reconstruction and dimensional augmentation of the lost bone. One year after surgery, the patient showed a great improvement in the emergence profile of the middle part of the face. The use of an equine bone block, pre-shaped using CAD/CAM system, for alveolar ridge reconstruction, seems to be a valuable alternative to autograft. This technique could significantly shorten the actual surgical procedure for the patient and may result in a better fit of the graft than chair-side preparation may allow.
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