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Bite Uldis M.D.; Jackson, Ian T. M.D.; Wahner, Heinz W. M.D.; Marsh, Richard W. M.D.
Annals of Plastic Surgery: July 1987
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Vascularized skull bone grafts based on a pedicle of temporalis muscle have been used in 30 zygomatic arch and malar reconstructions, 1 mandible reconstruction, and 1 palate reconstruction. The surgical technique, complications, and postoperative results are reviewed. Technetium bone scans obtained within one week of operation confirm blood supply to the transferred bone. After a mean followup of 13 months, there is no evidence of bone graft resorption. We have used a team approach and careful surgical technique, and no serious complications have been encountered.

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