Repairing Congenital Anomalies and Deformities
Dr. Mourad’s advanced, extensive training and broad experience has led him to become an expert in many of the most complex head and neck surgeries. These procedures include the reconstruction of pediatric and congenital anomalies, repair of cleft lip and cleft palates, and jaw hypoplasia correction.
Dr. Mourad also treats vascular malformations found in the head and neck area. These can be made up of arteries, veins, lymph vessels, or a combination of these. They are usually present at birth and can vary from simple birthmarks to complex structures deep within the body.
These types of congenital anomalies and deformities can range from minor imperfections through disfiguring malformations that impact patients’ natural functions. Patients sometimes require multiple procedures that have to be performed over the course of many years. For example, to achieve maximum improvement when congenital anomalies such as a cleft lip or palate are repaired during youth, it may need to be redone at the time the patient reaches skeletal maturity. That’s why Dr. Mourad typically follows our patients for many years.
Examples of Congenital Anomalies: Cleft Lips and Palates
Unilateral Incomplete Cleft Lip
Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip
Bilateral Complete Cleft Lip
Unilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate
Bilateral Complete Cleft Lip and Palate
Kadakia S, Ducic Y, Marra D, Chan D, Sawhney R, and Mourad MW. Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Scalp in the Immunocompromised Patient: Review of 53 Cases. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. 2016 Jun;20(2):171-5. PubMed.Gov Abstract
Kadakia S, Mourad MW, and Ducic Y. Supraclavicular Flap Reconstruction of Cutaneous Defects Has Lower Complication Rate than Mucosal Defects. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2017 May; 33(4):275-280. PubMed.Gov Abstract
Academic Book Chapters
Moubayed S, Mourad MW, Lee T, and Ducic Y (2016). An overview of regional tissue transfer for head and neck reconstruction. Head and Neck Cancer. Retrieved from URL http://www.smgebooks.com/head-neck-cancer/index.php#