We ddescribe a case of jaw bone necrosis after a lung adenocercinoma bone metastasis, treated the first time in 2004 by means of pneumonectomy and limph node ablation. One week aftr a dental extraction, the patient experienced pain in the mandibular region, in conjunction with alveolar bone exposure. Treatment with amoxicillin and clavulanate every 12 hours for 15 days and 0.2% chlorexidine rinses was administered and there was a remission of infective complications, but not the closure of the exposed alveolar bone. Only at this time did the patient refer that he was treated with bevacizumab therapy immediately after the extraction. A preventive dental assessment of patients scheduled for bevacizumab therapy should be useful as for the zoledronic acid therapy. Dental surgery procedues for patients during bevacizumab therapy should be carefully evaluated and considered as the last choice, to reduce all possible risks and prevent complications.

Bevacizumab-related osteonecrosis of the jaw

PAOLANTONIO M;SPOTO, Giuseppe;TETE', Stefano;DOLCI, Marco
2009-01-01

Abstract

We ddescribe a case of jaw bone necrosis after a lung adenocercinoma bone metastasis, treated the first time in 2004 by means of pneumonectomy and limph node ablation. One week aftr a dental extraction, the patient experienced pain in the mandibular region, in conjunction with alveolar bone exposure. Treatment with amoxicillin and clavulanate every 12 hours for 15 days and 0.2% chlorexidine rinses was administered and there was a remission of infective complications, but not the closure of the exposed alveolar bone. Only at this time did the patient refer that he was treated with bevacizumab therapy immediately after the extraction. A preventive dental assessment of patients scheduled for bevacizumab therapy should be useful as for the zoledronic acid therapy. Dental surgery procedues for patients during bevacizumab therapy should be carefully evaluated and considered as the last choice, to reduce all possible risks and prevent complications.
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