For surgeons, adverse events such as medical errors and complications can result in guilt, anxiety, reduced confidence, burnout, depression, and reduced quality of life.
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The literature supports the use of thyroglobylin washout as an adjunct to fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) as it improves diagnostic accuracy.
Following free flap reconstruction, patient age correlated with development of a medical complication, and postoperative medical complications correlated with perioperative mortality.
The posterior septal nasal floor mucosal flap appears to produce good postoperative outcomes with reduced donor site morbidity.
There is a stepwise improvement in oncologic outcomes as surgical margin categorically improves from involved to close to clear.
Preoperative imaging should be integrated with intraoperative findings based on endoscopic inspection and frozen sections in patients with maxillary cancer.
There is no conclusive evidence that extraction is required when a healthy tooth is present within the fracture line.