Combined report of problems and complications in 793 craniofacial operations.

@article{Whitaker1979CombinedRO,
  title={Combined report of problems and complications in 793 craniofacial operations.},
  author={Linton A. Whitaker and Ian R. Munro and Kenneth E. Salyer and Ian Thomas Jackson and Fernando Ort{\'i}z-Monasterio and Daniel Alexandre Marchac},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={198-203}
}
We report the experiences in 6 major craniofacial centers, with similar teams but in different parts of the world, in a total of 793 craniofacial operations. The mortality rate was 1.6%. Complications developed in 16.5% of the cases (including infections in 4.4%). This surgery has many potential advantages, not least of which is its psychosocial effects on previously disfigured patients. Certain problems seem inherent, however, for there are not yet any satisfactory solutions to them. Some of… CONTINUE READING

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