Priority of fibular reconstruction in patients with oral cavity cancer undergoing segmental mandibulectomy.
Wallace, Christopher G
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
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The fibula osteoseptocutaneous free flap is generally used for segmental mandibular reconstructions following resection of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, less complex reconstructions may be feasible for patients with predicted poor survival. Herein, we sought to identify the main risk factors (RFs) associated with poor prognosis in OSCC patients undergoing segmental mandibulectomy to help decide between fibular and non-fibular reconstructions.