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Decompression tube: clinical study on a new technique for marsupialization of large cystic lesions

Nabil, Yassera; Sleem, Hebab

Egyptian Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: January 2014 - Volume 5 - Issue 1 - p 7–9
doi: 10.1097/01.OMX.0000438039.97652.38
Clinical Papers

Odontogenic cysts are among most common lesions affecting the maxillofacial region. There are two main lines of treatment for odontogenic cysts, enucleation and marsupialization or a combination of them. Marsupialization has the advantage of being a simple procedure with minimal surgical trauma. However, it has many disadvantages including limited accessibility for cyst deroofing and frequent irrigations in certain areas such as the mandibular ramus region. It is very difficult for children to maintain the area clean. The present study offers a new technique for marsupialization (tube decompression), which facilitates deroofing and frequent irrigation by the patient to achieve desired results.

aDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Specialized Dental Teaching Hospital, Cairo

bDepartment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Specialized Dental Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence to Yasser Nabil, PhD (OMFS), MDS, FDSRCS, FDSRCS, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Specialized Dental Teaching Hospital, PO box 4048, Cairo, Egypt Tel/fax: +002 0226716681; e-mail: dryassernabil@yahoo.com

Received August 1, 2012

Accepted September 1, 2012

© 2014 Egyptian Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery