Benign Tumors And Cysts
Benign tumors of the head and neck may involve any part of the face, neck, or jaws and vary in etiology. Many of these tumors will require a needle aspiration or a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, although some may be diagnosed on imaging. Treatment varies depending on the histology and location. Our surgeons at the Oral Cancer Institute (OCI) have completed extensive fellowship training in the field of head and neck oncology and microvasuclar reconstruction, and are well versed in the treatment of head and neck tumors and tumors of the jaws.
Depending on the type of benign tumor involved, treatment may vary from enucleation and curettage (or scraping out the tumor) to removing a section of the jaw bone. Similarly treatment options for odontogenic cysts of the jaws also depend on the histology or type. Our OCI surgeons will discuss with you your different treatment options so that you can make the best choice that suits your needs.
Some of the more commonly treated cysts and tumors include:
- Odontogenic Keratocyst
- Central Giant Cell tumors