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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jun;74(6):1284.e1-1284.e15. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2016.01.047. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

Fibula Jaw in a Day: State of the Art in Maxillofacial Reconstruction.

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1
Assistant Professor; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS. Electronic address: moeqaisi@gmail.com.
2
Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
3
Dental Laboratory Technician, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
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Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.
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Chairman and Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS.

Abstract

Microvascular free tissue transfer has been one of the greatest milestones in reconstruction of the mandible and maxilla after tumor ablative surgery. Although fibula free flap reconstruction allows for immediate bony reconstruction, dental rehabilitation usually requires 6 to 12 months before it is completed. This can have a serious psychological impact on patients because they go without teeth during this timeframe. The "jaw-in-a-day" procedure was previously described by a group at New York University Medical Center. It allowed for tumor removal and full jaw reconstruction and dental rehabilitation in 1 surgery. This report describes 3 patients treated with this novel technique and adds to the 4 cases previously reported in the literature. To their knowledge, the authors are the second group to report on this technique. A series of photographs and videos are referenced in this article to illustrate the different steps used in this procedure.

PMID:
26921615
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2016.01.047
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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