BASIC SURGICAL GOALS
Eradication of Pathologic Condition
Functional Rehabilitation of Patient
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CYSTS AND CYSTLIKE
lESIONS OF THE JAWS
Enucleation after Marsupialization
Enucleation with Curettage
PRINCIPLES OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF JAW.
Aggressiveness of lesion
Anatomic location of lesion
Maxilla versus Mandible
Proximity to Adjacent Vital Structures
Size of Tumor
lntraosseous versu~ .£xtraoss~ous location
Jaw Tumors Treated with Enucleation, Curettage, or
Jaw Tumors Treated with Marginal or Partial
MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE ORAL CAVITY
Treatment Modalities for Malignancies
SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF BENIGN lESIO~S IN
ORAL SOFT TISSUES
RECONSTRUCTION OF JAWS AFTER REMOVAL OF ORAL
The specific surgical techniques. for treatment of oral pathologic lesions can be as varied as those for surgical management of any other entity.
Each clinician surgically treats patients using techniques based on previous training, biases, experience, personal skill, intuition, and ingenuity. The purpose of this chapter is not to describe the specifics of surgical techniques for management of individual oral pathologic lesions but
to present basic principles that can be applied to a variety of techniques to satisfactorily treat patients. Discussion of this topic is made easier by the fact that many different lesions can be treated in much the same manner, as is outlined later.