Mandibular reconstruction is often necessary due to congenital, traumatic, infectious, and following treatment for neoplasms of the region. Mandibular defects following ablative surgery for malignant tumors of the head and neck region impact both form and function and require a multidisciplinary approach to optimize functional and cosmetic outcomes. A variety of options exist for mandibular reconstruction and ranging from primary closure, allografts, and autografts, to locoregional and free tissue transfers. This article will focus upon the reconstructive and rehabilitative options for mandibular defects following treatment for head and neck tumors.
Cannon, TY; Strub, GM; Yawn, RJ; Day, TA
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