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Use of Skin and Soft Tissue Substitutes in Maxillofacial Reconstruction

  • Jonathon JundtEmail author
  • Nagi Demian
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Abstract

Skin and soft tissue substitutes serve an important role in maxillofacial reconstructive surgery. This chapter informs the surgeon of the available dermal substitutes, indications for use, protocol for application, and characteristics of the ideal substitute and speculates on future developments. Selected common dermal substitutes are reviewed with clinical photos demonstrating the products in use.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA

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