Edition V03N01 | Year 2017 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 45 to 49
Defects caused by surgical treatment of tumors in the bones of the face can cause important sequelae to the patient. Reconstruction of segmental mandible defects after ablative tumor surgery remains a challenge for the maxillofacial surgeon. The association between autograft and hyperbaric oxygen therapy seems to be a good alternative for mandible defects reconstruction. This article describes an immediate mandible reconstruction associated with hyperbaric oxygenation A 70-year-old patient underwent mandible segmental resection due to a calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor, and primary reconstruction with iliac crest bone. The patient underwent 10 postoperative sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. After 10 months the patient restored function and had no signal of tumor recurrence or surgical complications. Mandible bone reconstruction in association with hyperbaric oxygenation is an interesting alternative for the rehabilitation of mandible defects, providing life quality restoration.
Paiva LGJ, Karam FK, Paulo LFB, Oliveira MTF, Tavares LN, Zanetta-Barbosa D. Oxigenoterapia hiperbárica e prototipagem na reconstrução mandibular imediata. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 jan-abr;3(1):45-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.3.1.045-049.oar