Microvascular flap reconstruction of the mandible: a comparison of bone grafts and bridging plates for restoration of mandibular continuity.

@article{Head2003MicrovascularFR,
  title={Microvascular flap reconstruction of the mandible: a comparison of bone grafts and bridging plates for restoration of mandibular continuity.},
  author={Christian S. Head and Daniel Alam and Joel A. Sercarz and Jivianne T. Lee and Jeffrey D Rawnsley and Gerald S. Berke and Keith E. Blackwell},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={48-54}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of vascularized bone grafts and bridging mandibular reconstruction plates for restoration of mandibular continuity in patients who undergo free flap reconstruction after segmental mandibulectomy. Study design and setting A total of 210 patients underwent microvascular flap reconstruction after segmental mandibulectomy. The rate of successful restoration of mandibular continuity in 151 patients with vascularized bone grafts was compared to 59 patients with soft… CONTINUE READING