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Olamide Opaleye

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos State University, Teaching Hospital, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Vascularized Fibula Flaps for Mandibular Reconstruction: An Institutional Audit
    Author(s): Eyituoyo Okoturo*, Anslem Osasuyi, Olamide Opaleye, John Wemambu, Moradeke Alonge and Olamuyiwa Somoye

    Background: Mandibular defects, when left untreated results in mandibular deviation, malocclusion, patient restriction to soft diet and cosmetic anomaly. For decades, osseous vascularised flaps have been used for reconstruction of the mandible with the vascularised fibula flap (VFF) remaining the commonly used osseous free flap, reasons ranging from its adequate bone and pedicle length to its receptive dental implant placement quality. This report considers a modest use of the VFF for mandibular reconstruction following ablative tumour surgery in a limited resource environment. Subjects and Method: This study data represents a cohort of subjects from the maxillofacial, head and neck surgical oncology division of the study institution that underwent mandibular reconstruction with VFF. Data collated comprised; demographic, h.. Read More»

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