Oral Tongue and Mandibular Reconstruction

Yun Huan Barry Hsieh, Nidal Al Deek, Fu Chan Wei

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Oral tongue and mandibular reconstructions are common challenges for reconstructive surgeons. Their intricate anatomical and functional relationship should be considered and addressed during surgical planning. The chapter provides an overview of embryology, functional anatomy, and principles of oral tongue and mandibular reconstruction. Reconstruction options, flap selections, important surgical concepts, steps, and technical pearls are also described based on current evidence and the senior author’s experience. Reflective discussion of new technologies in mandibular reconstruction is presented at the end of the chapter, sharing the authors’ current experience and ideation towards new advances in the world of oromandibular reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlastic Surgery - Principles and Practice
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780323653817
StatePublished - 01 01 2021
Externally publishedYes

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  • Glossectomy reconstruction
  • Locoregional flaps
  • Mandibular defects
  • Mandibular reconstruction
  • Microsurgery reconstructions
  • Oral tongue defects


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