The osteocutaneous scapular flap for mandibular and maxillary reconstruction.

@article{Swartz1986TheOS,
  title={The osteocutaneous scapular flap for mandibular and maxillary reconstruction.},
  author={William M Swartz and Joseph C. Banis and E. Douglas Newton and Sai S. Ramasastry and Neil Ford Jones and Robert J Acland},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={530-45}
}
Microfil injections in 8 cadavers and clinical experience with 26 patients have demonstrated a reliable blood supply to the lateral border of the scapula based on branches of the circumflex scapular artery. This tissue has been used successfully for reconstruction of a variety of defects resulting from maxillectomy and mandibular defects from cancer and benign tumor excisions. Advantages of this tissue over previous reconstructive methods include the ability to design multiple cutaneous panels… CONTINUE READING

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