Multicystic Ameloblastoma: Presentation of a Case with Resolution through the Fabrication of a 3D Titanium Prosthesis

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Multicystic Ameloblastoma: Presentation of a Case with Resolution through the Fabrication of a 3D Titanium Prosthesis

   

Guillermo Sica1, Emiliano Lopez Moris2, Sebastian Miguelez3, Christian Oscar Mosca4 and Eduardo Rey5*

1Dentist, Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Professor of the Specialization in Maxillofacial Surgery at FOUNNE, Member of the Head and Neck Service at the Trinidad and Miter Sanatorium, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2Head and Neck Surgeon, Member of the Argentinian Association of Surgery, Argentina

3Dentist at the Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos Pte. Peron Specialist in Oral Maxillary Prosthesis, Argentina

4Dentist, Specialist in Maxillofacial Surgery, Doctor in Public Health, Assistant Professor of the Microbiology and Immunology Subject, Kennedy University, Teaching Advisor of the Hospital, Pte Peron, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina

5President of the National Academy of Dentistry; Consultant to the National Academy of Medicine; Former Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I and II School of Dentistry University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Corresponding author: Eduardo Rey, President of the National Academy of Dentistry; Consultant to the National Academy of Medicine; Former Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery I and II School of Dentistry University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Citation: Sica G, Moris EL, Miguelez S, Mosca CO, Rey E. (2021) Multicystic Ameloblastoma: Presentation of a Case with Resolution through the Fabrication of a 3D Titanium Prosthesis. J Oral Med and Dent Res. 2(1):1-15.

Received: January 15, 2021 | Published: February 15,  2021

Copyright© 2021 by Rey E, et al. All rights reserved. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Some Ameloblastomas are benign but turn out to be recurrent tumors, the importance of which lies in their potential to grow to enormous size with consequent bone deformity. At the level of reconstructive options for mandibular continuity defects produced by these entities, the use of free microvascular flaps, free bone graft alloplastic implants, including titanium reconstruction plates and titanium trays, have been considered. In this article we will develop the situation of a 30-year-old patient who suffered from a multicysti came loblastoma that was resected with a safety margin and personalized 3D titanium prosthesis was made.

Keywords

Multicysti; Loblastoma; 3D prosthesis; Tumor of the jaws; Maxillary tumor resection

Introduction

In 1868 Broca described the first report of ameloblastoma in the scientific literature, then Falkson completed the first detailed histological description in 1879 and Malassez in 1885 introduced the term adamantinoma, which was later abandoned. Since then, numerous synonyms have been used to refer to these tumors, up to the current name of ameloblastoma [1]. Ameloblastomas are benign, recurrent tumors, the importance of which lies in their potential to grow to enormous size with consequent bone deformity. They are generally classified into unicystic, multicystic, peripheral and malignant subtypes [1,2]. Solid multicystic ameloblastoma is a benign epithelial tumor of odontogenic origin that shows a strong tendency to recurrence and local aggression [3,4]. It is a tumor derived from the residual epithelial compoents of tooth development, such as: remains of the dental lamina (Serres remains), reduced enamel epithelium, Malassez remains and the basal cells of the maxillary superficial epithelium [5]. In general, its appearance is manifested between the third to the seventh decade of life, except for the unicystic variety, which is diagnosed between the second and third decade, with no differences between the sexes (6). Its manifestation is more frequent in thmandibl(85%) than in the upper jaw (15%). In the mandibular location, the premolar, molar and ascending ramus of the mandible are more frequently affected, while in the upper jaw they are concentrated in the molar area, where they tend to extend to the maxillary sinus and the floor of the nostrils [6].

Mandibular masses manifest with malocclusion, loss of teeth, periodontal disease, and facial deformations [7]. At the level of reconstructive options for mandibular continuity defects, they have included the use of microvascular free flaps, free bone grafting and alloplastic implants, including titanium reconstruction plates and titanium trays [8-11]. With the establishment of these reconstructive options, advances in three-dimensional (3D) imaging software, virtual surgical planning (VSP), and computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) have further improved the planning and application of these options in the restoration of mandibular defects [12].

The advantages of this technology even include visualization of tumor margins, definition of surgical margins, manufacture of surgical templates or cutting guides, evaluation of continuity defects and identification of the ideal dimensions and shape of the bone for its reconstruction [13]. In this article we will develop the situation of a patient who presented with a multicystic ameloblastoma that was resected with a safety margin and a personalized 3D titanium prosthesis was made.

Materials and Methods

For this study, the rights of the patient were protected, under the consent signed by the same, respecting the ethical principles based on the Declaration of Helsinki.

Clinical Situation

A 30-year-old female patient, referred from her dentist for presenting an increase in volume in the region of the left hemi maxilla, presented to the consultation at the Trinidad de Quilmes Clinic. A medical history and anamnesis of the patient were taken in which she manifested painless and feverish swelling. In the intra and extra oral examination, an increase in volume was observed in the bottom of the sulcus and left hemi maxillary of solid consistency, blurred edges of approximately 5 cm diameter. A routine orthopantomography was performed (Figure 1) in which a radiolucent lesion with radiopaque areas can be observed, giving the image of multicystic or multilocular.

Figure 1: Pre-surgical panoramic radiograph. In it, a lesion with multicystic characteristics can be seen that ranges from distal 36 to the entire ascending branch.

A computed axial tomography was performed, observing a radiolucent image with other radiopaque images of approximately 6 cm in diameter in the body and left maxillary branch (Figure 2a). The 3D reconstruction of the computed axial tomography shows the characteristics of the multi locular lesion of approximately 6 cm in diameter that invades from 36 to the ascending branch (Figure 2b).

Figure 2a: Computed axial tomography was performed, observing a radiolucent image with other radiopaque images of approximately 6 cm in diameter in the body and left maxillary branch.

Figure 2b: Computed Axial Tomography and 3D reconstruction. The size of the lesion can be visualized, covering tooth 36 from distally and occupying almost the entire volume of the ascending branch.

Pre-surgical studies for biopsy are requested, with the result of Ameloblastoma. In our clinial situation, a custom 3D titanium prosthesis was designed from an alloy called the alloy is Ti-6Al-4V. The head of the component is golden since a coating with titanium nitride is applied, in order to improve the hardness of the piece in its articular part and reduce wear with the passage of cycles.

The patient's computed tomography was used to generate a 3D recreation model (Figure 3a). The design of the personalized prosthesis (Figure 3b) was made virtually with the 3D printed cutting guides, fossa templates to obtain condylar resection (Figure 3c) and a better fit of the prosthesis and template of prosthesis to position the holes of the titanium prosthesis. During surgery, the occlusion was ensured.