Importance Of Structure And Function

Posterior Periosteum Lingual

An ideal reconstruction of the oral cavity is one that very closely resembles the original structures in both form and function. To approach this ideal, the interactions between structures both within and beyond the oral cavity must be considered Fig. 1 . Furthermore, advanced reconstructive techniques typically require utilizing or transversing structures adjacent to the oral cavity. Thus, a detailed understanding of both the structures within the oral cavity, and those related to it, is...

Reconstructive Options

Mouth Radical Resection

The surgeon's choice of approach must be communicated to anesthesia and operating room personnel prior to the patient entering the operating room. The anesthesiologist should be instructed on whether a nasotracheal or orotracheal intubation is preferred and, if the latter, on what side of the mouth should the tube be taped, or if the surgeon plans to stabilize the tube in the midline with a Crowe-Davis mouth gag or similar instrumentation. Endotracheal tube placement becomes less important if...