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A multidisciplinary rehabilitative approach to patients treated for head and neck malignant neoplasms aims to address both the surgical defects and functional deficits. Free tissue transfer for reconstruction of large facial defects is considered the gold standard for many defects.1 Prosthetic facial restoration can be useful when surgical reconstruction is precluded by medical comorbidities, defect size or location, or patient preference.2
Ledgerwood LG, Chao J, Tollefson TT. Prosthetic Reconstruction of Complicated Auricular DefectsUse of a Hybrid Prosthetic Fabrication Technique. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2014;16(2):153-154. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.2058