Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Free Flap in Mandible Reconstruction

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Rachel Bluebond-Langner, Mark Martin, Paul N. Manson

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Abstract

Preservation of the lower third of the face through precise restoration of the missing mandibular unit is essential for maintaining form and function. A well-designed composite flap provides the essential vascular template necessary to support the long-term success of this complex anatomic reconstruction. The free iliac bone flap facilitates immediate reconstruction of the mandible with excellent functional and cosmetic results. Achieving a good result after mandibular demolition is invaluable to a patient's quality of life and allows successful rehabilitation, which is otherwise condemned without application of these principles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-159
Number of pages9
JournalAtlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery

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