mandibulectomy

man·dib·u·lec·to·my

(man-dib'yū-lek'tŏ-mē),
Resection of the lower jaw.
[mandibula + G. ektomē, excision]

mandibulectomy

Resection of part of the mandible for cancer of the oral cavity, especially of the floor of the mouth; mandibulectomies can be either marginal (in which only the bone, teeth and adjacent soft tissues are resected and the mandible’s continuity is maintained) or segmental (where a complete segment of the mandible is removed).

mandibulectomy

Surgical oncology The resection of part of the mandible for CA of the oral cavity, especially of the floor of the mouth; mandibulectomies can be either marginal, in which only the bone, teeth, and adjacent soft tissues are resected and the mandible's continuity is maintained, or segmental, where a complete segment of the mandible is removed. See Head & neck surgery.

man·dib·u·lec·to·my

(man-dib'yū-lek'tŏ-mē)
Resection of the lower jaw.
[L. mandibula, jaw + G. ektomē, excision]

mandibulectomy

excision of the mandible.
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The surgeons performed a near total mandibulectomy (surgical removal of the bone from the lower jaw), and removal of the tongue, mucous membrane from the inside of both cheeks and lower lip.
Segmental or marginal mandibulectomy was performed in all 10 patients, and the PMF was used successfully to cover exposed bone or reconstructive plates in each case.
It should be emphasized that all 10 patients whose cases we reviewed had either a segmental or marginal mandibulectomy performed as part of the tumor extirpation.
All these patients underwent surgery at the tumor site that consisted of partial or total maxillectomy or mandibulectomy (18 cases; 48.
A marginal mandibulectomy extending from left of midline to right midbody was performed in continuity with the tumor.
Varying surgical procedures have been used in the management of DF, including local curettage, wide excision, resection, or mandibulectomy.
One patient acquired cervical necrotizing fasciitis during the postoperative period following a segmental mandibulectomy for malignant melanoma.
Five months after her resection, a typical in situ and invasive squamous carcinoma of the ipsilateral tonsil was found, for which a pharyngectomy and partial mandibulectomy were done.
Of the 11 patients with T2 lesions, 9 underwent surgery--4 underwent wide local excision, 3 composite resection (1 with a superficial parotidectomy), and 2 marginal mandibulectomy.
Ten years earlier, he had undergone a right partial glossectomy and segmental mandibulectomy for squamous cell carcinoma of the right tongue base, followed by 50 Gy of radiation delivered over 33 sessions.
A wide local excision of the tumor--including a partial mandibulectomy, excision of the zygomatic arch and the contents of the infratemporal fossa and transmastoid middle fossa, and infratemporal removal of the tomur--was accomplished.