Assessment of the functionality of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap skin paddle.

@article{Peleg2011AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the functionality of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap skin paddle.},
  author={Michael Peleg and Yoh Sawatari and Eustorgio A Lopez},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          365-70
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap (PMMF) is commonly used for oral cavity reconstruction, yet its impact on function (intelligible speech, swallowing, mastication, tongue mobility, oral competence, and mouth opening) has rarely been studied or reported in the literature. PURPOSE This study assessed the long-term functional outcome of oral cavity reconstruction with PMMF, placing particular emphasis in its correlation with size of the skin paddle and volume of the flap… CONTINUE READING