D. I. Wallace

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We sought to review our experience with salivary mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) over two decades to confirm the validity and reproducibility of histologic grading and to investigate MIB-1 index as a prognosticator. Diagnosis was confirmed on 80 cases, and chart review or patient contact was achieved for 48 patients, with follow-up from 5 to 240 months(More)
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to evaluate our experience with radiation-induced malignancy (RIM), compare that experience to the literature, and review treatment modalities. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING The setting is the University of Kansas Medical Center. A retrospective review was performed to identify patients with RIM. Patients were included if they met the(More)
BACKGROUND Although prosthetic obturation is the "gold standard" for restoration of hard-palate defects, obturators can be problematic. We present 10 cases of palatal reconstruction with the radial forearm free flap and compare patient satisfaction with defect-matched patients rehabilitated with prosthetic obturation. METHODS Twelve patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Traditionally, restoration of extensive palatomaxillary defects have been achieved by prosthetic restoration, often with suboptimal functional results. More recently, vascularized bone-containing free flaps have been used for this purpose. OBJECTIVE To describe 6 patients who underwent palatomaxillary reconstruction using the composite iliac(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare our experience with the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (group 1) (n = 108) with other commonly used osteocutaneous free flaps (group 2) (n = 56) such as the fibula and scapula in single-stage oromandibular reconstruction. DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary-care academic medical center. PATIENTS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of the osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (OCRFFF) in the treatment of mandibular osteoradionecrosis (ORN). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective case review of patients who underwent OCRFFF oromandibular reconstruction after resection of nonviable tissue at an academic tertiary care center because of ORN. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To review our experience with 2.0-mm locking reconstruction plate (LRP) system for patients requiring oromandibular reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review of 43 consecutive patients who underwent mandibular composite resection with immediate reconstruction. SETTING Tertiary care center. RESULTS Forty-three patients underwent(More)
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