Graft necrosis occurred after iliac crest reconstruction after mandibular segmental resection of ameloblastoma

J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Mar;24(2):e163-5. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31827c845c.


Ameloblastoma is an uncommon benign odontogenic neoplasm of the maxillofacial region constituting less than 1% of tumors of the oral cavity. Ameloblastomas have been categorized broadly into 3 biologic variants: cystic (unicystic), solid, and peripheral. Unicystic ameloblastoma is a rare and less aggressive variant of ameloblastoma. The aim of this report is to describe a case of cystic ameloblastoma treated with segmental resection and iliac graft reconstruction. The possible reasons of graft failure seen in our patient at the early stage of the healing were also discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ameloblastoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Ameloblastoma / surgery*
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Plates
  • Bone Screws
  • Humans
  • Ilium / transplantation*
  • Male
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Mandibular Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis
  • Radiography, Panoramic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed