Reinnervated lateral antebrachial cutaneous neurosome flaps in oral reconstruction: are we making sense?

@article{Boyd1994ReinnervatedLA,
  title={Reinnervated lateral antebrachial cutaneous neurosome flaps in oral reconstruction: are we making sense?},
  author={Beth Boyd and Stephen Robert Mulholland and Patrick J. Gullane and Jonathan C. Irish and Louise Kelly and Lorne E. Rotstein and Dale H. Brown},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={93 7},
  pages={1350-9; discussion 1360-2}
}
Eight patients who underwent a partial glossectomy and associated floor of the mouth resection for squamous cell carcinoma were reconstructed with a sensate radial forearm flap in which the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve was anastomosed to the (divided) lingual nerve. The patients were compared prospectively with matched controls who received noninnervated forearm flaps for the same defect. A "blinded" therapist performed detailed sensory testing at least 6 months following surgery. In… CONTINUE READING

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