Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji thoroughly evaluated his jaw defect clinically and using advanced 3D CT scan. The scan images showed that he had multiple and extensive areas of bone loss that appeared to resemble large cystic tumors involving the almost entire right side of lower jaw.
Biopsy of the lesion was done which proved it to be odontogenic keratocysts. Dr. Balaji planned a complete reconstruction of the lower jaw right side, using the man’s own rib graft. The affected portion of the lower jaw bone was surgically removed. Diseased portions of the bone were completely and thoroughly removed to ensure that there is no recurrence. A costochondral cartilage graft (rib graft) was taken and used to reconstruct the lower law. Following a few months time, rehabilitation will be completed with implants and ceramic prosthesis. The man feels very happy for the surgery outcome and the entire surgery was done intraorally avoiding external scar formation.