Autotransplantation of two maxillary premolars in a free vascularized fibula reconstructed mandible

G. Mensink, K.H. Karagozoglu, S.D. Strackee, R.A. van Teeseling, L.E. Smeele, A.G. Becking

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A 10-year-old female patient with a fibula transplant in her left hemimandible due to ameloblastoma treatment was referred for combined orthodontic and surgical planning and treatment to observe and prevent expected asymmetric facial development and malocclusion, because the premolars and molars on the left side of the mandible were missing. The patient had an Angle Class II malocclusion and arch length discrepancy in the upper jaw. The two second premolars in the maxilla were transplanted into the neomandible to create occlusion on the left side and retention for orthodontic treatment. Clinical and radiological examination 3 months postoperatively showed good integration of both premolars without pocket formation. After 4 months, active orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances was started to create sufficient arch space in the upper jaw for both canines to erupt and to extrude and for the transplanted premolars in the lower jaw to rotate and align into the planned positions. This case report demonstrates that autotransplantation of premolars into a fibula transplant can be a successful dental rehabilitation procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-221
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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