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Novel surgery removes rare tumor, rebuilds face and jaw
Date:9/7/2012

DETROIT Using a novel surgical approach, it's possible to rebuild a functional lower jaw and mouth, and preserve a patient's ability to eat and speak after removing an invasive facial tumor, according to a new report from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

This case study not only documents a successful surgical technique to create a fully functional lower jaw, but also reports the rare occurrence of a bone cancer (osteosarcoma) that spread from the patient's right femur to his jaw bone.

Most commonly, osteosarcoma is found in the long bones of the leg and does not spread to other parts of the body.

"The bone tumor involved nearly all of his jaw bone, lower lip, chin, neck skin, tongue and both cheeks, approximately the lower third of the face and upper half of his neck," says senior study author Tamer A. Ghanem, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Head and Neck Oncology & Microvascular Surgery Division and division head of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital.

"We had to think outside the box to not only safely remove the tumor, but to allow for optimum functional outcome."

Dr. Ghanem will present this unique case study this weekend at the poster session for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The case is centered on a 21-year-old African American male with a history of osteosarcoma, the eighth most common childhood cancer. It affects 5 million patients under the age 20 and about 500 adults ages 15-30 each year in the U.S.

The patient's osteosarcoma spread to his jaw bone about three years after the initial diagnosis. The facial tumor soon grew to nearly 10 lbs. of tissue and bone, making it difficult for him to speak and eat. The patient required a feeding tube.

Only three months after the surgery, the patient was able to talk and eat without assistance.

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Contact: Krista Hopson
khopson1@hfhs.org
313-874-7207
Henry Ford Health System
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