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J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):e405-7. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31825bd302.

Total autogenous mandibular reconstruction using virtual surgical planning.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abstract

Free fibula transfer has become the workhorse in mandibular reconstruction. Total mandibular reconstruction is an uncommon procedure with added complexity. Numerous techniques have been described for such reconstruction, many requiring a temporomandibular joint prosthesis. We present a novel method where simultaneous bilateral free fibula transfer utilizing preoperative virtual surgical planning was used to produce a total autogenous reconstruction. The virtual surgical planning allows to effectively quantify the bone stock required preoperatively and facilitates intraoperative modeling of the fibula. Therefore, a more anatomically correct reconstruction is obtained resulting in improved functional and aesthetic outcomes.

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10.1097/SCS.0b013e31825bd302
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