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Reconstruction of post-surgical defects after tumor resection: Our experience and review of 30 cases

Madhumati Singh, Anjan Shah, Amit Basannavar, Narahari R, Ragesh Raman, Sandeep Kashyap


Introduction: Treatment planning, reconstruction and rehabilitation of maxillofacial and dental defects have always been a challenge for maxillofacial surgeon as it demands for restoration of esthetic or cosmetic form and functions. Recent advances in the field of osseointegration, tissue expanders, perforator flaps, microvascular free tissue transfer and bone engineering gives excellent functional and esthetic outcomes. Aim: The aim of the present study is to share our experience with study of 30 cases retrospectively over a period of 5 years with post-operative follow-up, with various reconstruction options. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 cases reported to our department were evaluated in details with all investigations required. Cases with oral squamous cell carcinomas, benign and malignant tumors were selected, and reconstruction options were selected. Conclusion: Depending on the size of the defect, functional need, and esthetics all the reconstruction options are good


Complications; post-surgical defects; reconstruction; tumor resection

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