Treatment of jaw tumors usually involves enucleation, curettage, or resection, to remove the pathology. Vascularized bone graft is known as the gold standard for large defects which ensures adequate healing reconstruction plate can be used to reconstruct mandibular continuity defects which provides a cheaper and simpler alternative with no need of dual team surgery. However, differences of quality of life and clinical outcomes in patients treated with either approach is not well studied. This study aims to compare quality of life and clinical outcomes between different reconstruction method of mandibular defects. The included literatures were searched on three databases, PubMed, ScienceDirect, and EBSCOhost, without any restriction according to PRISMA guidelines. Four studies were included as eligible study for further analysis in terms of pathological condition, surgery and graft used, and outcomes. There is no significant difference of quality of life between reconstruction groups, but significant difference were observed on the complication rate between groups. This study showed that quality of life alone should not be a sole consideration for deciding which modalities to choose to reconstruct mandibular defects.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2023|
- autogenous bone graft
- Mandibular reconstruction
- quality of life
- reconstruction plate