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October 1984

Dermal Grafts to Bony Defects in Irradiated and Nonirradiated Tissues

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Service (Dr Lambert); the Otolaryngology Section, Surgical Service (Dr Patel); the Radiology Service (Dr Gutman); and the Laboratory Service (Dr Campana), Veterans Administration Medical Center and Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(10):657-659. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800360029006

• Coverage of intraoral ablative defects presents many different problems. Free dermal grafts have been used to cover exposed mandibular bone in dogs. Grafts were placed in animals both before and after irradiation. Grafts were uniformly successful in animals not previously irradiated but failed when placed after irradiation.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:657-659)

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