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Flap hitching technique to the teeth after oral cancer resection.
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PMID:  23066457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: After resection of the tumors of oral cavity adjacent to the mandible, it is a common situation that the whole of one side of the gingival mucosal segment has to be stripped off the mandible to get an adequate margin. When a cutaneous flap is used for reconstruction, it has to be hitched to the teeth to get a watertight seal. We describe a technique to hitch the flap to the adjacent teeth in such an instance.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique was applied in 10 patients with oral cancer, resected, and reconstructed with cutaneous flaps.
RESULTS: The technique was found to be effective in all 10 patients. Adequate seal was obtained in all patients. Oral diet was started within 7 days.
CONCLUSION: An effective and simple technique to approximate a cutaneous flap to the teeth-bearing mandible, when all the mucosa is removed as part of oncological resection, is reported.
Krishnakumar Thankappan; Subramania Iyer; Mayuri Rajapurkar; Mohit Sharma; Pramod Subash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of surgical technique and case report     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0976-2825     ISO Abbreviation:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2012-10-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101540507     Medline TA:  J Surg Tech Case Rep     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-21     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.
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