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Time and cost-analysis of virtual surgical planning for head and neck reconstruction: A matched pair analysis.

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Summary of "Time and cost-analysis of virtual surgical planning for head and neck reconstruction: A matched pair analysis."

Virtual surgical planning (VSP) uses patient-specific modelling of the facial skeleton to provide a tailored surgical plan which may increase accuracy and reduce operating time. The aim of this study was to perform a time and cost-analysis comparing patients treated with and without VSP-technology.

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Name: Oral oncology
ISSN: 1879-0593
Pages: 104491

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