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Minerva Stomatologica 2010 November-December;59(11-12):603-9

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language: English, Italian

Miniretromandibular access for mandibular condyle biopsies

Biglioli F., Colombo V., Valassina D., Tewfik K., Battista V., Tarabbia F., Colletti G.

Maxillo-Facial Surgery Department, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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AIM: Mandibular condylar biopsy is an important tool in defining various condylar lesions and it could become necessary in establishing a correct diagnosis to plan the adequate treatment of the condylar lesions.
METHODS: From May to June 2009, two patients affected by a miofibroma and an osteoma of the condyle underwent an open-field biopsy throught a mini-retromandibular access. The approach was deviced to be curative in case of benign lesion or just diagnostic in case of malignant or doubtfull hystology.
RESULTS: In both cases, mandibular condyle biopsies were diagnostic and curative at the same time, allowing both the hystologic diagnosis and the complete removal of the bony lesions.
CONCLUSION: The present technique seems to be a valid and ideal technique, because ease and quick while simultaneously leaves little esthetic reliquates.

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