Complex Craniofacial Reconstruction With Prostheses as an Alternative Method to Autogenous Reconstruction

Selcuk C. T. , Sahin U., Celebioglu S., Erbas O., AYDIN C. , Yuce S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.22, no.6, pp.2090-2093, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3182326db1
  • Page Numbers: pp.2090-2093


Reconstruction of facial organ and tissue losses using autogenous tissue is a permanent and effective method in plastic surgery. However, in cases where the patient's general condition does not allow for surgical reconstruction or where the patient is in need of reconstruction of complex organs such as the eye, nose, or ear, an epithesis can be considered as an alternative to treatment with autogenous tissue. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the success rate of facial reconstructions with an externally retained prosthesis in relation to the defect location and radiotherapy treatment.