An innovative tool for mandibular reconstruction in oral malignancies: A pictorial essay

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Abstract

Mandibular reconstruction is challenging for most head and neck surgeons. Technological advances have led to the development of a new innovative procedure based on the concepts of computer-assisted design (CAD) and virtual surgical planning (VSP). The main disadvantage of this technique is the lack of flexibility, especially in oncology. A possible solution is the development of a semi-standardized mandible and fibula resection cutting guide: the L1® mandible ReconGuide. We provided a step-by-step description of the operative technique for mandibular reconstruction with the L1® mandible ReconGuide. The L1® mandible ReconGuide is a guiding force toward mandibular reconstruction. Moreover, the tool has been designed to suit the needs of the patients, particularly those with oral cancer, thereby permitting intraoperative planning and increasing time and cost effectiveness. In this pictorial essay, we have presented the operative techniques of using the L1® mandible ReconGuide for reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e81-e84
JournalJournal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume122
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

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