Reconstructive options in the treatment of osteoradionecrosis of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton.

@article{Ang2003ReconstructiveOI,
  title={Reconstructive options in the treatment of osteoradionecrosis of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton.},
  author={E Ang and Carin Black and Jonathan Irish and Dale H. Brown and Patrick J. Gullane and Brian O'Sullivan and Peter C. Neligan},
  journal={British journal of plastic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={92-9}
}
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the craniomaxillofacial skeleton is a serious and debilitating complication that can occur following radiation therapy in the head and neck. Patients require effective treatment, which eradicates diseased tissue and restores function with minimal additional morbidity in a single stage, a requirement fulfilled in many cases by free tissue transfer. In a 6-year period from 1994 to 1999, 21 patients with ORN were treated by wide resection and free-flap reconstruction… CONTINUE READING