During marginal mandibulectomy, the periosteum part
of the lower jaw (mandible) is removed while the bone is left intact.
- Diseased jaw
- Oral surgery
Treated with Marginal Mandibulectomy:
Marginal mandibulectomy may be performed in cases of
oral cancer or a benign or malignant mandible tumor.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical
alternatives to marginal mandibulectomy.
with Marginal Mandibulectomy:
Marginal mandibulectomy is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Marginal Mandibulectomy:
Possible risks following marginal mandibulectomy
include infection, bleeding, bruising, mandibular nerve damage and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia.