Oral Cavity Cancer and Reconstruction
Through collaboration with Mayo Clinic's forward-thinking Department of Radiology, the Division of Head and Neck Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery was an early adopter in developing in-house 3D modeling and virtual surgical planning to improve treatment and reconstruction options for patients with oral cavity cancer.
With Mayo Clinic radiologists and 3D anatomical engineers, head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery researchers have developed individualized surgical reconstructive guides, anatomical models for intraoperative reference, education materials and simulation exercises. These innovations have resulted in several publications and have improved surgeons' ability to restore form and function to patients.
As with many of the diseases treated in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, there is much to be learned from the realities of patient care. The department therefore maintains a detailed database for investigations into patient outcomes. This is a significant resource for researchers interested in oral cavity cancer and reconstruction and for current and future patients who benefit from their findings.
- Macielak RJ, Ziebarth MT, Price DL. 3D-printed fistula plug: A novel bridge to definitive reconstruction. The Laryngoscope. 2020; doi:10.1002/lary.28563.
- Modest MC, Moore EJ, Abel KM, Janus JR, Sims JR, Price DL, Olsen KD. Scapular flap for maxillectomy defect reconstruction and preliminary results using three-dimensional modeling. The Laryngoscope. 2016; doi:10.1002/lary.26351.
- Moore EJ, Hinni ML, Arce K, Salinas T. Mandibular alveolar reconstruction using three-dimensional planning. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. 2013; doi:10.1097/MOO.0b013e328362cecd.