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Delayed Reconstruction of Frontofacial Defects and Deformation

  • Nicolas Hardt
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Abstract

Specific problems arise during the delayed reconstruction of posttraumatic craniofacial defects and deformations, which have to be treated for both aesthetic and functional reasons (Evans et al. 1985; Manson et al. 1986; Merten and Luhr 1994; Kuttenberger et al. 1996; Sullivan and Manson 1998).
  • An anatomically, functionally, and aesthetically correct reconstruction of the craniofacial structures protects the brain from damage and late injuries and avoids secondary neurological disturbances, infections, and stigmatizing disconfiguration.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Clinic of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryLuzerner KantonsspitalLuzernSwitzerland

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