Diogo's surgery

Diogo was 19 at the time he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma cancer. 

Mandibular was removed.

Its been 13 years since the surgery. 

The replacement bone is now broken in 3 places.

He is unable to eat, speak or work. 

He is hospitalized to control the pain and to be fed.

We need to raise $16,000 to pay for the surgery and reconstruction right now because they will not operate on him until the surgeon and hospital have the payment in full.  

His parents live here in Hollywood Fl. but he lives in Brazil, so it's not easy for them and for him. Below is some more information and there is more. Anyone that wants to find out more about this wonderful young man or his family, please get in touch with me.

DIAGNOSTIC HYPOTHESIS

Depending on the patient's evaluation and his / her complementary exams, we can conclude that there is a

fracture of the mandible and reconstruction plaque in the grafted region

CID - Mandibular Fracture S02.6

In addition, we conclude that there is an important deformity in the left region of the mandible,

region is quite thin and does not allow any type of operation aiming at the rehabilitation for placement of teeth

CID - Dento-Facial Deformity K07.1

Finally we observed that there is an important malocclusion and tooth loss

ICD-K07.4 and K08.1

TREATMENT PLAN

The planning of the treatment of the Diogo patient is quite complex and will aim at rehabilitating the form,

normal operation of the mandible. In addition to seeking to improve the bone condition of the region aiming at a possible

rehabilitation (placement of teeth).

The treatment plan comprises three steps.

As the second and third steps will be carried out in the future and will depend on the success of the previous steps, the value and

implementation of these steps will be developed only in the future.

FIRST STAGE: placement of new reconstruction plate, replacing and current plate fractured and at the same time

to perform bone grafting from the skull cap to increase the availability of bone in the region and, thus, to minimize

possibility of future fractures, in addition to seeking to make feasible the second stage.

SECOND STAGE: Seek to install osteointegratable implants (if possible, depending on the amount of bone

after the first stage graft) and then, after the healing period of the implants, install

dental implants on the implants, or, if it is not possible to implant implants, we seek to rehabilitate with

removable prostheses.

THIRD STAGE: Correction of the mandibular contour of the lower left side, possibly through the use of

compounds such as Medpore, or the like.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EACH STAGE:

FIRST STAGE: placement of new reconstruction plate, replacing and current plate fractured and at the same time

to perform bone grafting from the skull cap to increase the availability of bone in the region and, thus, to minimize

possibility of future fractures, in addition to seeking to make feasible the second stage.

This step needs to be performed with URGENCY, since the fractured plaque that is in the patient can lead to a

infection and compromise the region and the patient himself
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Organizer and beneficiary

Charlie Zablotsky 
Organizer
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Claudia Cerdan 
Beneficiary
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