New Surgery Spotlight highlights mandible reconstruction

IN THE NEW SURGERY SPOTLIGHT, Henry C. Vasconez MD, plans the harvest of a fibula osteocutaneous free flap to perform mandible reconstruction on a 21-year-old male with severe craniofacial microsomia and other congenital anomalies. In addition, the patient will also undergo a sagittal split mandibular osteotomy on the contralateral side, as well as a rotational LeFort 1 maxillary advancement in order to obtain improved symmetry and occlusion.

Dr. Henry Vasconez is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to private practice, he serves as a professor at the University of Kentucky. His interests include craniofacial surgery, pediatric plastic surgery, breast reconstruction and aesthetic surgery.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD Library. Surgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).