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Mandible Reconstruction with Free Fibula Flap

  • Steven L. Henry
  • Ming-Huei ChengEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinics book series (HNCC)

Abstract

The mandible is an essential element of the form and function of the face. Without a normal mandible, normal speech, mastication, deglutition, and, perhaps most importantly, social interaction are all partially if not completely impeded. It is therefore not an overstatement to say that a functional and esthetic reconstruction of the mandible following tumor extirpation is of paramount importance to a patient’s very being.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Austin, Texas from the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive MicrosurgeryChang Gung Memorial HospitalTaoyuanTaiwan

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