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Vascularized bone graft is a better option for the reconstruction of maxillary defects.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2013 Sep 4;270(10):2779-81. Epub 2013 Jul 4.

We read the article of Kinnunen et al., which evaluated the result of maxillary defects, and feel some objections. We present our considerations of their operative indication and thoughts based on our surgical experiences. Read More

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September 2013

The use of pedicled temporal musculoperiosteal flap with or without free calvarial bone graft in maxillary reconstructions.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2010 Aug 16;267(8):1299-304. Epub 2010 Mar 16.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Turku University Central Hospital, 20520 Turku, Finland.

Various techniques have been used to repair maxillary defects. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of pedicled temporal musculoperiosteal flap (PTMF) and free calvarial bone graft for the reconstruction of maxillary defects. In this retrospective series, 34 patients operated on from 1995 to 2006 at Turku University Central Hospital because of defects of maxilla reconstructed using PTMF with or without free calvarial bone graft were evaluated. Read More

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