Maxillofacial boundaries in science fiction
The Oral and Maxillofacial Service of the Integrated Care Department in Al-Baseet has just performed a complex surgical procedure that has been resolved by reconstructing the lower jaw using a microvascular iliac flap and placing the dental implants in the same surgical procedure.
Ten hours of surgery to reconstruct the face of an oncology patienta
It is a case of ten-hour oncological surgery in which periodontal cancer lodged in the jaw was removed, forcing the team also to perform oral and jaw mucosal removal, cervical emptying and subsequent reconstruction using the patient. iliac own logo.
To effectively carry out this operation, the health professionals of Simple Management developed 3D reconstruction of the patient’s jaw and undertook hypothetical planning for resection of the tumors.
In addition, through a specific program, cutting guides were created that, once placed on the patient’s hip, made it possible to obtain a piece of bone as similar as possible to the jaw that was removed. A stage in the process at which they are advised by a bioengineer.
The next step to implement such a complex intervention was the creation of a custom reconstruction plate that would allow the implantation of the bone implant in the remaining mandible. Finally, the dental implants were placed through which the reconstruction was done.
“The patient will be able to fully regain lost functions, eat and speak again without sequelae,” summarizes those responsible for this surgery. A very innovative approach that has been implemented by very few centers so far and it has been a professional challenge for a service that receives 100 cancer patients annually.
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