Reconstruction of intraoral defects after cancer surgery using cervical pedicle flaps.

  title={Reconstruction of intraoral defects after cancer surgery using cervical pedicle flaps.},
  author={Yi-Fang Zhao and Wei Zhang and Jian Hua Zhao},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={59 10},
PURPOSE This article reports the results of using cervical myocutaneous flaps for reconstruction of small- and medium-sized oral defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred thirty-one cervical pedicle flaps were used for reconstruction of the defects after resection of oral cancer. Primary sites of the lesions were the tongue, buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, and lower gingiva. RESULTS Infrahyoid myocutaneous flaps were used in 53 cases, sternocleidomastoid flaps in 47 cases, and platysma… CONTINUE READING


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