Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 372–378 | Cite as

Treatment For The Large Aggressive Benign Lesions Of The Jaws

  • Sirmahan CakarerEmail author
  • S.Cemil Isler
  • Basak Keskin
  • Aysenur Uzun
  • Hulya Kocak Berberoglu
  • Cengizhan Keskin
Original Article



Our aim was to evaluate the clinical outcome of the conservative management of the significantly large benign aggressive lesions of the jaws.

Subjects and Methods

Twenty-two patients were reviewed regarding the demographic, radiographic, and operative findings. Patients were treated by decompression followed by curettage or only with curettage.


No bone grafts were used. Mean follow-up time was 56.2 months. The mandible was more affected than the maxilla. Two of the ameloblastoma, two of the keratocystic odontogenic tumours, and one odontogenic myxoma were recurred.


Despite the low number of the patients, it is concluded that the conservative management is predictable for the management of the benign aggressive lesions in order to reduce morbidity instead of directly performing radical surgery. The life during follow-up is mandatory in the situation of performing conservative surgery for the management of large aggressive lesions with high recurrence rate.


Keratocyst Ameloblastoma Recurrence Management 



The authors thank “ARK Biostatistical Office” for the statistical analyses.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sirmahan Cakarer
    • 1
    Email author
  • S.Cemil Isler
    • 1
  • Basak Keskin
    • 1
  • Aysenur Uzun
    • 1
  • Hulya Kocak Berberoglu
    • 1
  • Cengizhan Keskin
    • 1
  1. 1.Dentistry Faculty, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryIstanbul UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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