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Brian Burkey, Neal Futran

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Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto, Marcelo Figari

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Lateral mandible, condyle, mucosa and skin

The mandibular defect will extend from the glenoid fossa up to the midline of the symphysis. This may include the intraarticular disc of the temporomandibular joint. Such a defect is usually accompanied by mucosal defects extending from the floor of mouth into the retromolar trigone, with possible extension into the lateral tongue.

This defect typically results from resection of squamous cell carcinoma, sarcomas or osteoradionecrosis.