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Mandible Reconstruction

Mandible Reconstruction Abstract To the Editor.—I very much enjoyed reading the report by Albert et al,1 "Dacron Mesh Tray and Cancellous Bone in Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects," in the January 1986 issue of the Archives. I felt it was an excellent article, and I am in complete agreement with their recommendation of delayed reconstruction to allow for adequate soft-tissue coverage internally and externally prior to attempted reconstruction. However, it is my suspicion that the future of mandibular reconstruction lies in use of vascularized flaps, either pedicled or free, rather than bone grafts. To that end, in our laboratory we have been doing some experimental work on dogs and guinea pigs using a myoosseous flap consisting of anterior belly of digastric muscle, inferior rim of ipsilateral mandible, supplied by the submental branch of the facial artery, to be used in reconstruction of contralateral mandible. We have had some encouraging initial results. We References 1. Albert TW, Smith JD, Everts EC, et al: Dacron mesh tray and cancellous bone in reconstruction of mandibular defects . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:53-59.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Mandible Reconstruction

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—I very much enjoyed reading the report by Albert et al,1 "Dacron Mesh Tray and Cancellous Bone in Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects," in the January 1986 issue of the Archives. I felt it was an excellent article, and I am in complete agreement with their recommendation of delayed reconstruction to allow for adequate soft-tissue coverage internally and externally prior to attempted reconstruction. However, it is my suspicion that the future of...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0886-4470
eISSN
1538-361X
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1986.03780040095024
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.—I very much enjoyed reading the report by Albert et al,1 "Dacron Mesh Tray and Cancellous Bone in Reconstruction of Mandibular Defects," in the January 1986 issue of the Archives. I felt it was an excellent article, and I am in complete agreement with their recommendation of delayed reconstruction to allow for adequate soft-tissue coverage internally and externally prior to attempted reconstruction. However, it is my suspicion that the future of mandibular reconstruction lies in use of vascularized flaps, either pedicled or free, rather than bone grafts. To that end, in our laboratory we have been doing some experimental work on dogs and guinea pigs using a myoosseous flap consisting of anterior belly of digastric muscle, inferior rim of ipsilateral mandible, supplied by the submental branch of the facial artery, to be used in reconstruction of contralateral mandible. We have had some encouraging initial results. We References 1. Albert TW, Smith JD, Everts EC, et al: Dacron mesh tray and cancellous bone in reconstruction of mandibular defects . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:53-59.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1986

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