Mandibulectomy in Desmoblastic Ameloblastoma: Physiotherapeutic Approach in a Sporadic Oral Surgery Case
Keywords:Ameoblastoma, Mandibulectomy, Physiotherapy, Rocabado mobilisation, Quality of life.
Introduction: Ameloblastomas are slow-growing lesion with local infiltrative and odontogenic tumors of
epithelial origin. Desmoblastic ameloblastoma is traditionally considered to be a subtype of SMA.
The purpose of this case report is to describe the physiotherapy rehabilitation in mandibulectomy of the right
side. A patient chief complaint was inability to open mouth, inability to eat food, impaired cognitive and social
behavior. The primary goals of mandibular reconstruction are feature restoration and an appropriate cosmetic
outcome. The diagnosis of desmoblastic ameloblastoma was confirmed by bone biopsy. Mandibulectomy of
right side done due to desmoblastic ameloblastoma. Physiotherapy treatment is found to be best to resolve
patient’s chief complaints.
Results: The case report demonstrated that patients with Mandibulectomy with minimal mouth opening
regain near-normal range and improvement in social skills.
Conclusion: The patient was able to do essential activities of daily living like eating and talking without
pain and regain near-normal face appearance due to physiotherapy intervention.
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