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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue2
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021272.3752
Published online: 31 May 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Apr-Jun;27(2):3752-3758
Nikolay YanevORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Svetoslav SlavkovORCID logo, Daniel MarkovORCID logo, Alexandrina MalinovaORCID logo,
Maxillofacial Unit, University Multiprofile Acute Hospital “N. I. Pirogov”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

The most contemporary approach when dealing with extensive head and neck defects post oncological resections is based on virtual computer planning, surgical resection/reconstruction simulation and three dimensional modeling and printing. It is of great benefit, particularly when the maxillo-mandibular area is involved, because of its complex three dimensional form and active functional load, both these features presenting a long-standing reconstructive challenge to the head and neck surgeons.
Developing such complex surgical techniques is a very resource dependent undertaking and relies substantially on a strategic support from the given National Health Service system.
An overview of the first 3 consecutive cases of entirely digitally planned and lab-to-theatre transferred mandibular resections and simultaneous microvascular fibula flap reconstructions performed in Sofia between August – October 2017 is presented.

Keywords: Computer-Assisted Therapy, Planning Technic, Fibula, Microsurgical Free Flaps, Mandibular Reconstructive Surgery,

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Please cite this article as: Yanev N, Slavkov S, Markov D, Malinova A. Three dimensional virtual planning, modelling and printing in fibula free flap mandibular reconstructions – initial case series in a limited resource environment. J of IMAB. 2021 Apr-Jun;27(1):3752-3758. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021272.3752

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Nikolay Yanev, DMD, MD, PhD, FEBOMFS, Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, University Hospital - N. I. Pirogov, Sofia; 21, Gen.Totleben Str., Sofia 1606, Bulgaria; E-mail: nyanev@abv.bg

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Received: 27 July 2020
Published online: 31 May 2021

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