The use of piezo surgery is characterized by a good cutting ability associated with a higher soft tissues respect. Such skills have led to an increment of the use of such systematic in the clinical practice. The aim of this study was to figure out whether the use of piezo surgery may show clinical advantages when enucleation is followed by peripheral ostectomy for the treatment of solid/multicystic ameloblastoma. A retrospective case-control study was performed, including patients treated with piezo surgery or conventional drilling in a single center in Italy. Results of this investigation revealed a lower rate of relapse, at 5 years’ follow-up for patients treated with piezo surgery. Although characterized by low power of evidences, the results of this investigation encourage the development of further studies related to the use of piezo surgery for the treatment of solid/multicystic ameloblastoma.
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Prof. Marco Cicciù, DDS, PhD, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphological and Functional Imaging, Messina University, Via Consolare Valeria, 98100 Messina, Italy; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Received 6 October, 2017
Accepted 16 November, 2017
The authors report no conflicts of interest.
© 2018 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.
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