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Biopsy Oral Surgery Torrance, CA

Biopsy Oral Surgery


When jaw lesions present, a surgeon wants to treat the lesion in completion with the least possible morbidity to the patient. There are multiple options in treating jaw lesions. Treatment options include: curettage, enucleation with or without peripheral ostectomy, marsupialization, and resection.
Marsupialization is a method in treating jaw cysts, when the lesion is near vital structures and there is concern for jaw fracture. This will also decrease the morbidity to the patient.

Marsupialization, allows for surgical decompression of the given cyst to decrease surrounding injury. In the case presented below, the jaw lesion is a keratocystic odontogenic tumor. A lesion with a high incidence of recurrence if not treated correctly.

With such lesions, enucleation with peripheral ostectomy is recommended. However, with the lesions presenting in such a manner, pushing on the inferior alveolar nerve towards the inferior portion of the mandible, there is risk of paresthesia and/or jaw fracture.

In cases such as these, surgical decompression with marsupialization can be utilized. Obtaining surgical access to the cyst is performed by elevating the gingiva and creating a bony window, subsequently opening into the cystic cavity. Tubing is then placed into the cystic cavity (either IV tubing or a nasopharyngeal tube). Over subsequent months, the tube is irrigated daily, and the patient is followed up every 3-4 weeks to evaluate the progress in decompressing the cyst. Once decreased to a size that will result in less morbidity, the cyst will then be enucleated with peripheral ostectomy.

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

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  • Mindy W.

    This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

  • Raj G.

    Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

  • Chahab S.

    Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

  • Paul M.

    A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.