volume 39, issue 2, P114-118 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.03.023
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Raúl González-García, Damián Manzano, Luis Ruiz-Laza, Carlos Moreno-García, Florencio Monje

Abstract: Ossification of the vascular pedicle in the vascularized free fibular flap (VFFF) has been only previously described twice for jaw reconstruction. A case of severe trismus secondary to periosteal osteogenesis following VFFF for maxillary reconstruction, and four cases of ossification of the vascular pedicle in VFFF for maxillary and mandibular reconstruction have been respectively described. Etiology remains unclear, although presence of periosteum in continuity with bone seems to play a major role. Hormonal s…

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