THE CERVICO-FACIAL ONCOLOGICAL SURGERY DEPARTMENT IS A SERVICE OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF FACE AND NECK (IUFC)
Situated within the IUFC, which brings together the activities and teams of the CHU (University Hospital Centre) and Antoine Lacassagne Center in a new building, the Cervico-Faciale Oncology Surgery Service carries out university hospital missions of reference.
The team is specialized in complex reconstructive surgery of the face and neck for cancer patients. It has a national reputation in this field and is one of the few French specialised institutions (about ten). Since 1996, 650 transplants have been performed in the service.
Outside the field of ENT cancers proper, the Department specializes in cutaneous cancer surgery. The third major area of activity is surgery for thyroid and parotid gland tumors, a domain shared with the CHU team (nodules, goiter cancers).
ENT CANCER SURGERY
mouth, pharynx, larynx
THYROID AND PARATHYROID GLAND SURGERY
- Parotid surgery
- Surgery of cutaneous tumors of the face and neck
- Reconstructive surgery of the face and neck
- Orbitopalpebral Surgery
- Surgical management of palpebral and orbital tumors
- Reconstructive and functional surgery of the eyelids and lachrymal passages
- Oncological and reconstructive surgery of cutaneous tumors of face and neck
- vocal rehabilitation for laryngectomy
- Salivary gland surgery
PRE-OPERATIVE VIRTUAL MODELING (MVPO) FOR MAXILLARY RECONSTRUCTION FOR MOUTH CANCERS
This technology is used for ENT cancers requiring mandibular repair by free vascularized bone graft. MVPO makes it possible to anticipate the loss of bone substance by a 3D computer model, to shape and ultimately manufacture the bone transplant.
Between 50 and 60 cancer patients per year benefit from this reconstructive surgery by micro-anastomosing transplant or “free transplant” at Lacassagne, about 15 to 20 of them having jaw reconstruction by fibula transplant.
Functional sequelae in these patients will be significantly reduced by this 3D modeling technique, especially those who have undergone mandibular symphysis (chin) amputation.