Aim: the purpose of this work is to present an innovative protocol for virtual planning and surgical navigation in post-oncological mandibular reconstruction through fibula free flap. In order to analyze its applicability, an evaluation of accuracy for the surgical protocol has been performed. Methods: 21 patients surgically treated for mandibular neoplasm have been included in the analysis. The Brainlab Vector Vision 3.0® software for surgical navigation has been used for preoperative surgical planning and intra-operative navigation. A post-operative accuracy evaluation has been performed matching the position of mandibular landmarks between pre-operative and post-operative CT scans. Results: the maximal discrepancy observed was included between −3.4 mm and +3.2 mm, assuming negative values for under correction and positive values for overcorrection. An average grade of accuracy included between 0.06 ± 0.58 mm and 0.43 ± 0.68 mm has been observed for every mandibular landmark examined, except for mandibular angles that showed a mean discrepancy value included between 1.36 ± 1.73 mm and 1.46 ± 1.02 mm when compared to preoperative measurements. Conclusion: a satisfying level of accuracy has been observed in the protocol presented, which appears to be more versatile if compared to closed custom-made systems. The technique described may represent a valid option for selected patients, but it cannot be considered for routine activity because of the complexity of the method, the mobility of the jaw, the necessity of surgical navigator and the long surgical learning curve that is required.

Sozzi, D., Filippi, A., Canzi, G., De Ponti, E., Bozzetti, A., Novelli, G. (2022). Surgical Navigation in Mandibular Reconstruction: Accuracy Evaluation of an Innovative Protocol. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 11(7) [10.3390/jcm11072060].

Surgical Navigation in Mandibular Reconstruction: Accuracy Evaluation of an Innovative Protocol

Sozzi, Davide
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Canzi, Gabriele;De Ponti, Elena;Bozzetti, Alberto;Novelli, Giorgio
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2022

Abstract

Aim: the purpose of this work is to present an innovative protocol for virtual planning and surgical navigation in post-oncological mandibular reconstruction through fibula free flap. In order to analyze its applicability, an evaluation of accuracy for the surgical protocol has been performed. Methods: 21 patients surgically treated for mandibular neoplasm have been included in the analysis. The Brainlab Vector Vision 3.0® software for surgical navigation has been used for preoperative surgical planning and intra-operative navigation. A post-operative accuracy evaluation has been performed matching the position of mandibular landmarks between pre-operative and post-operative CT scans. Results: the maximal discrepancy observed was included between −3.4 mm and +3.2 mm, assuming negative values for under correction and positive values for overcorrection. An average grade of accuracy included between 0.06 ± 0.58 mm and 0.43 ± 0.68 mm has been observed for every mandibular landmark examined, except for mandibular angles that showed a mean discrepancy value included between 1.36 ± 1.73 mm and 1.46 ± 1.02 mm when compared to preoperative measurements. Conclusion: a satisfying level of accuracy has been observed in the protocol presented, which appears to be more versatile if compared to closed custom-made systems. The technique described may represent a valid option for selected patients, but it cannot be considered for routine activity because of the complexity of the method, the mobility of the jaw, the necessity of surgical navigator and the long surgical learning curve that is required.
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computer-assisted surgery; fibula flap; mandibular reconstruction; oral cancer; surgical navigation; virtual surgical planning;
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Sozzi, D., Filippi, A., Canzi, G., De Ponti, E., Bozzetti, A., Novelli, G. (2022). Surgical Navigation in Mandibular Reconstruction: Accuracy Evaluation of an Innovative Protocol. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 11(7) [10.3390/jcm11072060].
Sozzi, D; Filippi, A; Canzi, G; De Ponti, E; Bozzetti, A; Novelli, G
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