Vascularized skull bone grafts in craniofacial surgery

U. Bite, I. T. Jackson, H. W. Wahner, R. W. Marsh

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Vascularized skull bone grafts based on a pedicle of temporalis muscle have been used in 30 zygomatic arch and malar reconstructions, 1 mandible reconstruction, and 1 palate reconstruction. The surgical technique, complications, and postoperative results are reviewed. Technetium bone scans obtained within one week of operation confirm blood supply to the transferred bone. After a mean follow-up of 13 months, there is no evidence of bone graft resorption. We have used a team approach and careful surgical technique, and no serious complications have been encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of plastic surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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