The sternocleidomastoid muscle flap.

  title={The sternocleidomastoid muscle flap.},
  author={Jared Conley and Patrick J. Gullane},
  journal={Head & neck surgery},
  volume={2 4},
The sternocleidomastoid muscle has significant application in the head and neck following radical ablative surgery about the mandible, face, and oral cavity. It can be used in the following ways to rehabilitate the paralyzed face, to correct a soft-tissue defect about the upper neck and oral cavity, and to protect the major arteries in the head and neck. (a) It may be transposed with a segment of the clavicle and/or sternum as a composite pedicle flap for reconstruction of the mandible. (b) It… CONTINUE READING


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