Mandibular segmental reconstruction with iliac crest.

@article{Obiechina2003MandibularSR,
  title={Mandibular segmental reconstruction with iliac crest.},
  author={A E Obiechina and Samuel Olusegun Ogunlade and A Olubayo Fasola and Juwon Tunde Arotiba},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={46-9}
}
Twenty patients consisting of 14 males and 6 females with benign destructive lesions of the mandible were reconstructed using free nonvascularised iliac crest. Harvested bone was contoured and secured with 0.5 mm stainless steel wire and reinforced with maxillo-mandibular fixation. Five patients has hemimandibulectomy with immediate reconstruction. The other 15 patients had 1 to 3 segments of the mandible reconstructed. There was only one failure. Mouth opening and closure were centric except… CONTINUE READING

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