LeFort Osteotomy Used to Enucleate a Major Dentigerous Cyst

2009 • Volume 3 • Issue 1

Olate, Sergio; Oliveira, Rabelo Greison & Moreirao, Fernandes Roger William



LeFort I Osteotomy is a surgical technique frequently used for dentofacial deformities treatment. A few cases report show this technique for pathology treatment; LeFort I approach show many advantages as good visibility, good surgical control and very little postsurgical complications. In this case report, the authors present a great dentigerous cyst in premaxillae area related to supernumerary tooth. Almost three year treatment with one year of decompression, enucleation with LeFort I approach with modified sequence and one year of post operatory control showing success and predictability of technique.

KEY WORDS: LeFort I Osteotomy, dentigerous cyst, surgical treatment.


How to cite this article

OLATE, S.; OLIVEIRA, G. R. & MOREIRA, R. W. F. LeFort osteotomy used to enucleate a major dentigerous cyst. Int. J. Odontostomat., 3(1):15-21, 2009.


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