In Hungary the number of oral and pharyngeal cancers is alarmingly high. While the mortality rate in 1955 was 282, by 2005 it rose to 1567. However, in the last 1-2 years stagnation can be observed. Nevertheless, even now significant proportions of men and women are involved. Alcohol consumption and smoking are invariably the leading causes, but one cannot disregard the shortcomings of oral cancer screenings, either. Unfortunately, drastic changes in this field are not likely to occur in the near future. Numerous solutions have been developed for the replacement of soft tissue. In our article, we describe and evaluate four of them. When using these techniques, we were oft en successful in replacing soft tissue deficiencies.
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