Straight midline mandibulotomy revisited

Milan R. Amin, Daniel G. Deschler, Richard E. Hayden

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Abstract

Objective: Describe recent experience with a simplified modification of the traditional mandibulotomy approach. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Methods: Charts were reviewed retrospectively for 17 consecutive patients who underwent this approach over a 3-year period as a part of treatment for oral and oropharyngeal malignancies. Results: No cases of bony nonunion, plate exposure, or other complications related to the mandibulotomy occurred in the postoperative phase. Conclusions: The modified straight midline mandibulotomy approach is simple and provides safe access for the treatment of oral and oropharyngeal tumors while minimizing postoperative morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1402-1405
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume109
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

Keywords

  • Mandibular swing
  • Mandibulotomy
  • Oral cavity and orophayngeal neoplasms
  • Rigid fixation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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