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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P217 Retrospective Analysis of the Utility of a Low-Profile Locking Plate System in Major Head and Neck Reconstruction

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):908. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.908-a

Objective: To assess outcomes of patients undergoing reconstructive procedures following major cancer-related ablative surgical procedures using a low-profile titanium locking-plate system

Design: Retrospective review, January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2005.

Setting: Academic tertiary referral center.

Patients: Sixty patients, 37 male and 23 female (age range, 2.5-85 years), underwent major reconstruction of the maxilla and/or mandible to treat malignant disease (n = 54), osteoradionecrosis (n = 3), or benign neoplasms (n = 3). Preoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy was used in 17% and 32% of patients, respectively, while 15% received adjuvant chemotherapy and 45% received adjuvant irradiation.