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Reverse facial artery-submental artery deepithelialised submental island flap to reconstruct maxillary defects following cancer ablation.
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PMID:  21195623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The present study assessed the reliability of the reverse facial artery-submental artery deepithelialised submental island technique to reconstruct maxillary defects. METHODS: The study included 13 patients (9 men and 4 women; 43-62 years) with maxillary defects resulting from cancer ablation. Ten patients presented with maxillary gingival squamous cell carcinoma and the remaining 3 cases were hard palate squamous cell carcinomas. The maxilla was resected and the remaining defects were classified as Class 2a. Reverse facial artery-submental artery deepithelialised submental island flaps measuring 8-10cm in length and 4-5cm in width were used to reconstruct the defects. RESULTS: Twelve of the 13 flaps survived. No donor-site problems or palsy of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve occurred. The follow-up period ranged from 8 to 24 months, 1 patient died as a result of local tumour recurrence and 2patients developed cervical recurrence. CONCLUSION: The reverse facial artery-submental artery deepithelialised submental island flap is safe, quick and simple to use or elevate. The flap is a reliable technique for reconstructing maxillary defects following cancer ablation.
Jian-Guang Wang; Wei-Liang Chen; Hua-Shan Ye; Zhao-Hui Yang; Qiang Chai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-4119     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, 107, Yan-jiang Road, Guangzhou 510120, China.
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