Chimeric superficial temporal artery based skin and temporal fascia flap plus temporalis muscle flap – An alternative to free flap for suprastructure maxillectomy with external skin defect


Flaps from temporal region have been used for mid face, orbital and peri-orbital reconstruction. The knowledge of the vascular anatomy of the region helps to dissect and harvest the muscle/fascia/skin/combined tissue flaps from that region depending upon the requirement. Suprastructure maxillectomy defects are usually covered with free flaps to fill the… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.90839