The submental island flap: a new donor site. Anatomy and clinical applications as a free or pedicled flap.

@article{Martin1993TheSI,
  title={The submental island flap: a new donor site. Anatomy and clinical applications as a free or pedicled flap.},
  author={Dominique Martin and Jean François Pascal and Jacques Baudet and J M Mondi{\'e} and John Farhat and A Athoum and P Le Gaillard and Giacomo Peri},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={867-73}
}
This paper describes the use of a new island flap based on the submental artery. Previously described cervical flaps have inherent problems ranging from limited mobility to unacceptable donor-site scars, to unpredictable outcomes. The flap design and technique were studied on 20 fresh cadavers and 8 patients who underwent radical neck dissections. The flap was then used successfully for reconstruction of orofacial defects in 8 patients. The flap has a long (up to 8 cm), reliable pedicle, and… CONTINUE READING

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