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Osteochondroma manifests as a benign tumor that occurs as an abnormal bony development. This tumor is commonly asymptomatic and presents an exophytic outgrowth on bone surfaces, near synovial joints, a condition that invariably induces evident facial deformities. Treatment for this type of tumor usually involves a surgical approach promoting a total or partial resection of the affected anatomical area associated to prosthetic reconstruction of the bone area extracted. We present a case report about a giant mandibular condyle osteochondroma in a 37-year-old female patient. Her treatment involved a total condylectomy without immediate condylar reconstruction, which would be performed in a posterior surgical approach. During the patient’s follow-up (every 6 months of post operation), a spontaneous and rudimentary condyle-like formation was observed. Because the stomatognathic function and facial harmony were satisfactory, we observed the condyle-like development for 5 years of follow-up. Also, because both the aesthetic aspect and functional evolution of the maxillary bone were considered satisfactory, no complementary reconstruction surgical treatment was required for the giant osteochondroma of the mandibular condyle.


Published version. Case Reports in Surgery, Vol. 2020, Article ID 3720909 (February 6, 2020). DOI. © 2020 Marco Antonio de Oliveira Filho et al. Used with permission.

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