Issue N# 3 - 2009
Planned reconstruction after broad carcinological demolition of the face: Case report
Authors : Norat F, Poissonnet G, Dassonville O, Dreant N, Lebreton E. (Nice)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2009;130,3:181-184.
Article published in french
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The authors present their approach in face reconstruction after carcinological demolition. Case report: A 40 years-old patient presented an epidermoid carcinoma starting at the level of the right jawbone, few differentiated, massively destroying the roof of the maxillary sinus with subcutaneous and cutaneous infiltration in front and extension to the orbit. A broad right hemifacial right amputation was decided with ocular exenteration, cutaneo-palpebral sacrifice, parotidectomy with conservation of the facial nerve and standard cervical neck. After study and 3D simulation the reconstruction was carried out by an osteocutaneous parascapular flap using the external columna of the scapula for the repair of the lower orbital edge in order to accomodate an epithesis. Conclusion: We think that the planning step and preoperative three-dimensional measurement is of primary importance. It defines the size and type of flap to be taken in order to rebuild as well as possible the face while respecting the aesthetic units.
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