Resection of huge mandibular tumor and reconstruction using univector intraoral mandibular distraction technique
This is a case of ameloblastoma involving right side of mandible. Resection and reconstruction of the huge mandibular defect was done without any bone grafting using distraction osteogenesis. Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji successfully corrected using univector intraoral mandibular distraction technique. Simultaneous resection of huge tumor and reconstruction using native bone was done using distraction osteogenesis. By sequential activation of the distractor device, the native bone was made to grow and fill the entire bone defect. Patient feels happy to have both removal and reconstruction of the entire jaw bone defect without any bone graft.