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Sabine Maria Toso, Kerstin Menzel, Yvonne Motzkus, Martin Klein, Horst Menneking, Jan-Dirk Raguse, Susanne Nahles, Bodo Hoffmeister, Nicolai Adolphs
Optimum functional and aesthetic facial reconstruction is still a challenge in patients who suffer from inborn or acquired facial deformity. It is known that functional and aesthetic impairment can result in significant psychosocial strain, leading to the social isolation of patients who are affected by major facial deformities. Microvascular techniques and increasing experience in facial transplantation certainly contribute to better restorative outcomes. However, these technologies also have some drawbacks, limitations and unsolved problems...
September 2015: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Sharon Jamison
This is a synopsis of the presentation delivered at the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses' Annual Congress and Nursing Symposium, September 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. We all have imperfections in our faces and bodies that we would like to change. Consider, though, the cancer patient or the trauma victim who must deal with a facial disfigurement that completely changes their appearance, and often, their ability to function normally. Anaplastology, which combines art and science through creativity and functionality, can make monumental improvements in the quality of a person's life by giving acceptable appearance back to the patient...
2013: ORL-head and Neck Nursing: Official Journal of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
Maarten de Jong, Jan de Cubber, Frans de Roeck, Bernd Lethaus, Doke Buurman, Peter Kessler
BACKGROUND: Anaplastology is the discipline devoted to the construction of epithesis. An epithesis is a prosthesis that replaces soft tissue. This offers a solution for patients with a facial defect. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 78-year-old woman, who had undergone ablative surgical treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma of the left ear, was left with a large defect in the mastoid region. This defect had a severe impact on her psychosocial functioning. For this patient an episthesis was constructed to replace the left ear...
2011: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Philipp A Federspil
An auricular prosthesis is an artificial substitute for the auricle; the term epithesis is used synonymously. A myriad of materials have been used in the long history of anaplastology. However, the breakthrough came with the introduction of modern silicones and their colorings. While there are still indications for noninvasive methods of retention, such as medical adhesives, the best and most reliable method of fixation is bone anchorage. Long-lasting osseointegration with reaction-free skin penetration can be achieved with titanium implants...
2010: Advances in Oto-rhino-laryngology
Patricia C Montgomery, Sudarat Kiat-Amnuay
PURPOSE: The purpose of this survey was to review the extraoral maxillofacial materials currently used as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the materials in the fabrication of facial prostheses. Results of this survey will enhance scientific knowledge, generate research study ideas, and possibly lead to production of alternative or new maxillofacial materials. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 47-question survey was delivered via e-mail to all members (combined total of 260 members) of the American Anaplastology Association (AAA) and American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics (AAMP) for evaluation of personal preference involving maxillofacial prosthetic materials (intrinsic/extrinsic silicone elastomers and pigments/colorants used, polymerization/curing process, advantages and disadvantages of the most often used materials, most important characteristic of material/technique used)...
August 2010: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
Martin Klein, Andreas Hein, Tim Lueth, J├╝rgen Bier
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to improve and accelerate the rehabilitation process for patients with severe ear microtia with an implant-anchored auricular prosthesis. A medically approved robot system was used to place the craniofacial implants and a new process was developed for preoperative fabrication of the prosthesis using a rapid prototyping technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preoperatively, after computerized tomography, the implant positions were determined in a planning tool according to bone availability and esthetic considerations...
September 2003: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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