Management of Mandibular tumors in the pediatric patient

Mandibular tumors are rare in the pediatric population, and their management depends on multiple factors such as patient age, type and size of the tumor, biological behavior and compromise of neighboring structures.

Today, the optimum treatment considers the resection as well as the immediate or deferred esthetic and functional reconstruction. The pediatric patient is a major challenge since the patient is growing and any procedure that is performed must take this into account.

Once the reconstruction of the mandible is done, the patient has to be rehabilitated, replacing the compromised teeth and achieving definitive aesthetic and functional results, which must be monitored the growth is finished.

There are few studies that evaluate the treatment, rehabilitation and reconstruction of tumors of the jaws in children.

A protocol for management of jaw tumors in 7 pediatric patients at different ages will be presented, considering all stages of treatment, from diagnosis to definitive reconstruction.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Management of Mandibular tumors in the pediatric patient
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