Titanium mesh fracture in mandibular reconstruction

Aytac S., Ozbek S., Kahveci R., Ozgenel Y., Akin S., Ozcan M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.16, no.6, pp.1120-1122, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Mandibular reconstruction is important for providing good functional and cosmetic results after the resection of a mandibulary segment. Reconstruction plates and titanium meshes are usually used to reconstruct the bony defects in mandible. Although their complications are well known there is not a report on the fractures of a titanium mesh after mandible reconstruction in the literature. We reported a case of a broken titanium mesh after mandible reconstruction.