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Comment to the article “Mandibular reconstruction using a new design for a patient-specific plate to support a fibular free flap and avoid the double-barrel technique” by Tarsitano et al., 2021

Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom
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Abstract

Dear Editor,
we read the article entitled ‘Mandibular reconstruction using a new design for a patient-specific plate to support a fibular free flap and avoid the doublebarrel technique’ by Tarsitano et al, published in Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica, April 2021 1 with interest. We would like to show appreciation to the authors for their commendable work. The demonstration of technical steps used for fabrication of patient-specific implants for reconstruction of segmental mandibulectomy defects following resection of benign osseous mandibular tumours was comprehensive and impressive. CAD/CAM plates attained the desired goals of providing an aesthetic reconstruction of the inferior border of the mandible while positioning the fibula graft in a superior location adjacent to the native alveolar ridge to facilitate optimal insertion of implants for dental rehabilitation. Post-operative CT scans demonstrate excellent adherence to preoperative planning models and treatment outcomes in the series of cases described by the authors.

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James Pallot

Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom

Alex Goodson

Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom

Peter Evans

Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom

Madhav Kittur

Morriston Hospital, Heol Maes Eglwys, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 6NL, United Kingdom

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