Reconstruction of the mandible with vascularized iliac crest flap--initial experience at the Tata Memorial Hospital.


Resection of the mandible for cancer of the oral cavity can result in gross functional and aesthetic deformity. Inspite of technological advances, reconstruction of mandibular defects remains one of the most challenging procedures in head and neck surgery. Conventional methods like alloplastic implants and bone grafting have a high rate of failure. The… (More)