New multilobe "accordion" flaps for three-dimensional reconstruction of wide, full-thickness defects in the oral floor.

@article{Koshima2000NewM,
  title={New multilobe "accordion" flaps for three-dimensional reconstruction of wide, full-thickness defects in the oral floor.},
  author={Isao Koshima and Masaru Hosoda and Takahiko Moriguchi and Shiaki Kawada},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={187-92}
}
When reconstructing a wide, full-thickness intraoral defect, the following principles are necessary for active food transport and improved swallowing and speech. First, the flap should touch the palate and obliterate the oral cavity. Second, jaw or flap excursion should not be hindered by tethering of the flap in the neck. And third, all surfaces of the tongue and oral floor, and the dead space of the floor should be reconstructed. To accomplish these goals, two new designs, similar to an… CONTINUE READING

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