Pet Perspective / Equine Block plus Particulate
Case was referred for surgical intervention after the regrowth of a ossifying epulis that was excised 1 year ago. Veterinary oral masses can be benign and also invasive/destructive. Histology was previously completed at the referring practice.
Ossifying epulis is smooth, not ulcerated. Originates from fibrous and bone tissue and could become malignant osteosarcoma. Surgical removal of teeth, bone and tissue may be difficult to remove completely.
Large mandibular defects are rebuilt with Equine block/particulate or Dentine plates/particulate. Equine surface demineralized cancelleous blocks are very dense. Adapt to drilling and don't crack with cortical screws.
Blocks made of dense cancellous bone; used for:
Opposing tooth drift
Filling voids and extraction sites
After years of using these blocks and particulate (Equine) long term results are excellent. I had the opportunity to examine one very large mandibular repair histologically with Equine that demonsrtates these positive results Notice the apical designed block is wedged w complete stability. The second block is stabelized with one 1.5mm cortical screw into the solid symphysis...
The best results with large defects is a combination of Eq block and particulate bone