Osteoperiosteal free fibula flap as an effective preprosthetic reconstructive option in severe jaw atrophy and oncological resection [Il lembo libero osteoperiosteo di fibula come opzione ricostruttiva preprotesica nelle atrofie severe e nei difetti post oncologici dei mascellari]

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Osteoperiosteal free fibula flap as an effective preprosthetic reconstructive option in severe jaw atrophy and oncological resection

Gianmarco Saponaro, Giulio Gasparini, Daniele Cervelli, Sandro Pelo, Alessandro Moro

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Abstract

The gold standard in modern surgical treatment of patients with severe maxillo-mandibular atrophy must include the aim to achieve restoration of function and aesthetics with immediate reconstruction of the oro-mandibular defects. The medical records of 14 patients who were treated in a 5-year period (2010-2014) at our department with severe maxillary and mandibular atrophy, and reconstructed by vascularised free fibula flap were reviewed. Among the former, a total of 14 patients underwent maxillary and mandibular reconstruction using the osteoperiosteal fibula free flap. No major complications were reported. The main advantage of this technique is that it allows the formation of keratinised gengiva, which provides the best implantological options. The only disadvantage of the technique is that the wounds have to heal for second intention, and for this reason patients have to undergo strict follow-up for the first months after the operation. The aim of this article is to evaluate the efficiency of the technique in bone reconstruction after jaw resection or severe atrophy. © 2015, Pacini Editore S.p.A. All rights reserved.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Osteoperiosteal free fibula flap as an effective preprosthetic reconstructive option in severe jaw atrophy and oncological resection
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)394-399
Number of pages6
JournalActa Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Volume35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • ATROPHY
  • FIBULA

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