The current status, evolution and future of facial reconstruction.

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620153
Title:
The current status, evolution and future of facial reconstruction.
Authors:
Wallace, Christopher G ( 0000-0003-1897-9520 ) ; Wei, F-C
Abstract:
Facial reconstructive surgery aims to establish anatomic normality as closely as possible following disfigurement to optimize functional and esthetic outcomes and the potential for normal psychosocial patient reintegration. The purposes of this article are to outline the current status of facial reconstruction and reflect upon possibilities for its future development. Current reconstructive methods include the use of non-vascularized grafts, non-microsurgical vascularized flap transfers, microvascular free tissue transplantation, and their combinations. Whatever the method chosen, the principles of reconstruction for each facial region or esthetic subunit should b e respected. Most facial defects can be addressed satisfactorily with the described techniques. Reconstructions for total or subtotal facial defects, however, remain disappointing. Current reconstructive techniques and principles continue to become more refined, providing improved outcomes. In the future, composite tissue allotransplantation and tissue engineering of vascularized composite tissue constructs may also be applicable for facial reconstruction, in particular for total or subtotal facial defects that appear outside the limits of current reconstructive methods.
Citation:
The current status, evolution and future of facial reconstruction., 31 (5):441-9 Chang Gung Med J
Publisher:
Chang Gung Medical Hospital
Journal:
Chang Gung Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620153
PubMed ID:
19097590
Additional Links:
http://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/3105/310503.pdf
Note:
Freely available - click on the Additional Link above to download a PDF of the article.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2072-0939
Appears in Collections:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; pre-2014 RD&E publications

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Christopher Gen
dc.contributor.authorWei, F-Cen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-12T14:33:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-12T14:33:16Z-
dc.date.issued2008-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe current status, evolution and future of facial reconstruction., 31 (5):441-9 Chang Gung Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn2072-0939-
dc.identifier.pmid19097590-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620153-
dc.description.abstractFacial reconstructive surgery aims to establish anatomic normality as closely as possible following disfigurement to optimize functional and esthetic outcomes and the potential for normal psychosocial patient reintegration. The purposes of this article are to outline the current status of facial reconstruction and reflect upon possibilities for its future development. Current reconstructive methods include the use of non-vascularized grafts, non-microsurgical vascularized flap transfers, microvascular free tissue transplantation, and their combinations. Whatever the method chosen, the principles of reconstruction for each facial region or esthetic subunit should b e respected. Most facial defects can be addressed satisfactorily with the described techniques. Reconstructions for total or subtotal facial defects, however, remain disappointing. Current reconstructive techniques and principles continue to become more refined, providing improved outcomes. In the future, composite tissue allotransplantation and tissue engineering of vascularized composite tissue constructs may also be applicable for facial reconstruction, in particular for total or subtotal facial defects that appear outside the limits of current reconstructive methods.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherChang Gung Medical Hospitalen
dc.relation.urlhttp://memo.cgu.edu.tw/cgmj/3105/310503.pdfen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Chang Gung Medical Journalen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgery::Plastic surgeryen
dc.titleThe current status, evolution and future of facial reconstruction.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalChang Gung Medical Journalen
dc.description.noteFreely available - click on the Additional Link above to download a PDF of the article.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in RD&E Research Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.