Complication of Polymethylmethacrylate Bone Cement in the Mandible

Cakarer S. C., Selvi F., Isler S. C., Olgac V., Keskin C.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, pp.1196-1198, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181e17b4e
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1196-1198
  • Keywords: Polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, complication, mandible, POLYMERIZATION, RECONSTRUCTION, VERTEBROPLASTY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Polymethylmethacrylate bone cements have been widely used in orthopedic surgery as well as in maxillofacial area. Despite the advantages, it is well known that acrylic bone cements may cause bone or soft tissue necrosis because of the properties of its components and polymerization. This clinical report presents an extensive necrosis of the mandible after the use of the acrylic bone cement to fill the cyst cavity. The purpose of this article was to alert the clinicians about the complications that may occur after the use of the polymethylmethacrylate-based bone cements.