The midface is a complex area that is the functional and aesthetic foundation for nearly every feature of the central face. Defects from maxillectomy surgery can bring with them impairment in speech and communication, deglutition, orbital support and vision, and self-image and mental health, all while challenging the individual to maintain personal hygiene and social acceptance. With the loss of 1 or more of these functional or aesthetic properties, the patient’s return to a good quality of life depends on successful reconstruction and rehabilitation.
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Futran N. Virtual Surgical Planning: Moving Closer to the “Holy Grail” in Reconstructing the Maxillary Defect. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online April 01, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.0310
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