Intraoral Microvascular Anastomosis of an Iliac Free Flap for Maxillary Fibrous Dysplasia

Michael Sosin, Ghassan G. Sinada, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Amir H. Dorafshar

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Abstract

Microvascular reconstruction offers patients with facial deformities excellent composite tissue restoration and improves functional outcomes. However, such techniques require facial skin incisions, leaving the patient with unsightly scarring. Implementing an intraoral microvascular anastomosis can obviate the need for facial skin incisions, yielding aesthetically favorable results. We present the case of a 29-year-old, cosmetically conscientious woman who underwent a free iliac osteomuscular flap with intraoral microvascular anastomosis for reconstruction of a right maxillary defect secondary to fibrous dysplasia. Endosseous dental implants were successfully placed using computer-aided design and manufacturing to effectively restore the dentition. Intraoral microvascular reconstruction provided the patient with an aesthetically pleasing result, effectively achieving functional restoration with patient satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume73
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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