Juarez Hospital (HJM), made a successful maxillofacial surgery to a patient who
had a tumor that covered the entire jaw as a result of a complication in the
extraction of a dental piece.
At a press
conference held at the (HJM) led by Dr. Martin Antonio Manrique, director
general of this institution, and Dr. Carlos Liceaga Escalera, Chief of
Maxillofacial Surgery, they gaved details of the intervention, which was held
last June 3th after entering to the
It is a 52-year-old
woman who had a left mandibular tumor in length about 10cm per 13cm per 12cm.
Dr. Carlos Liceaga
explained that about six years ago, after she underwent a tooth extraction, the
patient had a volume increase in that region.
years ago, her family brought the patient to the Mexico City, who presented
with dysphagia and severe facial deformity in the third left lower
facial," Dr. Liceaga said.
In late May, the
patient entered to the service of HJM´s Maxillofacial Surgery, where she
underwent a biopsy, the results reported Solid Follicular Ameloblastoma.
is one of the most common and benign tumor, which is characterized by a
slow-growing, locally invasive, with high recurrence rate if not removed
of the jaw has been successful and the patient develops favorably
For the team of
specialists, this is an extraordinary case, the dimension that reached the
tumor, affecting almost all of the jaw.
Juarez Hospital is a public health institution located in Mexico City, founded
in 1847 and is currently the second largest hospital in this city.
Provides surgical medical assistance with quality,
safety, ethics and humanism in hospitalization and consulting services.
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