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Midfacial reconstruction and radiation: case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22110829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Midfacial radiation-induced defects usually involve the bony structures and require composite reconstruction. A 36-year-old male patient with a midfacial defect due to radiation and failure of local flaps was referred to us and treated successfully with a microvascular flap. This case is reported in correspondence with a literature review of the classification of midfacial defects, choice of treatments, and outcomes of different reconstructive options. The deleterious effects of radiation on tissue healing and the functional and aesthetic outcome of reconstruction are discussed. Midfacial defects that are refractory to treatment with local flaps are best treated with microvascular free tissue transfer.
Gregory R D Evans; Ara Salibian; Thomas Scholz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Craniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1943-3883     ISO Abbreviation:  Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  2011-11-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101541666     Medline TA:  Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California, Irvine, Orange, California.
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