Marginal versus segmental mandibulectomy for pediatric desmoid fibromatosis of the mandible – Two case reports and review of the literature

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Abstract

Desmoid fibromatosis (DF) is a rare, benign soft tissue neoplasm with high rate of local recurrence. Surgical management of DF in the head and neck can be challenging given the desire to balance the preservation of form and function with the need to minimize local recurrence by achieving complete resection. We present two contrasting cases which highlight the advantages of marginal mandibulectomy over segmental mandibulectomy in children with DF. We favor marginal mandibulectomy even with limited bone stock given the remarkable ability of children to generate new bone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume109
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • Desmoid fibromatosis
  • Mandibulectomy
  • Reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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