Immediate mandibular reconstruction: Human experience with autogenous frozen mandibular grafts

B. Leipzig, C. W. Cummings

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Abstract

Autogenous mandibular grafts that have been cryosurgically devitalized and reimplanted have been studied in the canine. Initial investigations have lent impetus to further application in human cancer surgery. Six patients underwent immediate autogenous mandibular graft reconstruction. All failed because of intraoral complications and decreased vascularization in the midportion of the bone graft. None evidenced recurrence of tumor in bone, although two patient's grafts failed on the basis of tumor recurrence in the adjacent soft tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-881
Number of pages3
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume89
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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