Pedicled facial buccinator (FAB) flap: a new flap for reconstruction of skull base defects.

@article{RiveraSerrano2010PedicledFB,
  title={Pedicled facial buccinator (FAB) flap: a new flap for reconstruction of skull base defects.},
  author={Carlos Mario Rivera-Serrano and Christopher L. Oliver and John C Sok and Daniel Monte-Serrat Prevedello and P. Gardner and Carl H. Snyderman and Amin Kassam and Ricardo L Carrau},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2010},
  volume={120 10},
  pages={1922-30}
}
BACKGROUND The expansion of endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery has resulted in an increased demand for reconstructive options. Reconstruction with vascularized tissue has proven indispensable for reliably separating the cranial contents from the paranasal sinuses following extended endoscopic endonasal approaches (EEA). The introduction of the Hadad-Bassagasteguy flap (vascular pedicle nasoseptal flap, HBF) at our institution decreased our postoperative cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leak… CONTINUE READING

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