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The concept of "two arches" in mandibular reconstruction.
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PMID:  23154331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: To optimize the outcome of the free fibula flap in mandibular reconstruction, the central portion of the mandible can be divided into upper and lower arches during preoperative evaluation and planning. We present 2 cases requiring mandibular reconstruction with free fibula flap after ameloblastoma excision, to illustrate the "two arches" concept and its applicability in mandibular reconstruction. The postoperative course was uneventful. Follow-up at 24 months postoperative revealed a considerable restoration in facial appearance and provided functional teeth. Recent advances in mandibular reconstruction could be further refined through the application of the "two arches" concept. This approach simplifies surgical planning in selective cases and directs the attention of surgeons to the specific needs of the 2 distinct regions of the mandible during reconstruction.
Yo-Shen Chen; Kwang-Yu Hu; Tsuo-Wu Lin
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of plastic surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1536-3708     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805336     Medline TA:  Ann Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Departments of *Plastic Surgery and †Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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