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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Oral and Craniofacial Reconstruction"
A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354). This special issue belongs to the section "Regenerative Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 3354
Special Issue Editors
Interests: CAD–CAM technologies; minimally invasive surgery; endoscope-assisted surgery; virtual planning; 3D printing
Interests: maxillofacial surgery; lymphedema surgery; medical biotechnologies
Special Issue Information
The surgical treatment of maxillofacial pathologies cannot be separated from careful reconstructive planning. The head and neck area is the anatomical area of the body with the greatest aesthetic and functional value; therefore, the reconstructive phase is mandatory for the surgeon who treats pathologies in this region. Over the years, reconstructive techniques have evolved hand-in-hand with new technologies. From pedunculated flaps we moved to microvascular flaps and then to propeller flaps. Recently, the introduction of computer-assisted surgery (CAS) has revolutionized reconstructive techniques by offering the surgeon the possibility of planning the most suitable reconstruction for each individual case in advance. These new technologies will certainly influence the management of head and neck reconstruction over the next few years in regard to maximizing aesthetic and functional outcomes.
This Special Issue encourages researchers and clinicians to submit original research articles, technical notes, review articles and systematic reviews that address the current innovative reconstructive techniques in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Virtual planning and rapid “in-house” prototyping for reconstructions of the head and neck area;
- Innovative digital workflows for the treatment and reconstruction of patients suffering from maxillofacial trauma;
- Innovative surgical approaches for head and neck reconstructions;
- New reconstructive techniques based on microvascular flaps in patients suffering from head and neck cancer;
- Novel solutions for the reconstruction of hard and soft tissues in the head and neck area based on CAD–CAM technologies;
- 3D printing in maxillofacial surgery;
- Computer-assisted surgery in the treatment and reconstruction of patients with craniofacial malformation;
- Surgical navigation applied to head and neck reconstructions.
Dr. Vincenzo Abbate
Dr. Guido Gabriele
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Bioengineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- head and neck cancer
- maxillofacial trauma
- craniofacial deformity
- virtual planning
- 3D printing
- in-house rapid prototyping