Historical evolution of surgical approaches to the face—part I: head and upper face


Historical evolution of surgical approaches to the face—part I: head and upper face
Los abordajes quirúrgicos de la cabeza y el área maxilofacial han sido descritos y modificados por muchos autores a lo largo de la historia. Sin embargo, fue durante los siglos XIX y XX, debido en gran parte a las mejoras en la administración de la anestesia y la terapia con antibióticos, cuando se describieron la mayoría de las técnicas. En la actualidad se emplean una infinidad de técnicas quirúrgicas para acceder al complejo maxilofacial con ventajas y desventajas para cada una. Aunque cada enfoque se describe en muchos textos y artículos, pocos describen las circunstancias o el contexto histórico bajo el cual fueron diseñados. En una serie de tres artículos, se brindará una perspectiva histórica sobre la evolución de algunos de los más empleados en la actualidad. Las descripciones enumerarán las ventajas y desventajas de las modificaciones posteriores.
Grupo de Ciencias Odontológicas Unicoc
Castro Núñez, Jaime Alberto
Sifuentes‑Cervantes, Jose S.
Carrillo‑Morales, Francisco
Venkata Chivukula, Bhargav
Cunningham, Larry L.
Van Sickels, Joseph E.
Centro de Investigación Colegio Odontológico - CICO
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Surgical approaches to the head and maxillofacial area have been described and modified by many authors throughout history. It was, however, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due in large part to improvements in the delivery of anesthesia and antibiotic therapy when most of the techniques were described. Currently, a myriad of surgical techniques are employed to access the maxillofacial complex with advantages and disadvantages for each one. Although each approach is described in many text and articles, few describe the circumstances or the historical context under which they were designed. In a series of three articles, a historical perspective will be provided on the evolution of some of the most commonly employed today. Descriptions will enumerate the advantages and disadvantages of as well as later modifications. The purpose of the present article (1/3) is to review the approaches to the head and upper face.
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primary topic
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY::Surgical research
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Maxillofacial trauma
Oral pathology
Review article
Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial
Trauma maxilofacial
Patología bucal
Historia de la cirugía facial
Articulo de revisión
Alternative Title
Evolución histórica de los abordajes quirúrgicos de la cara—parte I: cabeza y parte superior de la cara
current project
Grupo de Ciencias Odontológicas Unicoc
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12 pp.