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Use of the free medialis pedis flap in orofacial reconstruction: report of two cases.
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PMID:  10226949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The medialis pedis flap is a fasciocutaneous flap based on a branch of the medial plantar artery. The authors have used this flap in the reconstruction of skin defects of the hands and fingers because its skin is very similar in texture, color, and thickness. Because of its characteristics, this flap can also be applicable for orofacial reconstruction, when small or thin skin coverage is needed. Two cases are reported in which free medialis pedis flaps were used to reconstruct the eye socket in one patient and the alveolar ridge in the other. The authors concluded that the skin of the medialis pedis flap is not flexible enough and thus less suitable than the radial forearm flap for reconstruction of defects in which flexible skin is required, such as eye-socket reconstruction. However, reduced flexibility of the medialis pedis flap may provide an advantage in reconstruction of the gingiva and palate, where thin and rigid coverage is necessary.
N Ishikura; S Kawakami; T Heshiki; J Yoshida
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of reconstructive microsurgery     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0743-684X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-29     Completed Date:  1999-06-29     Revised Date:  2011-02-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502670     Medline TA:  J Reconstr Microsurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kanazawa Medical University, Ishikawa, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Enucleation
Mandibular Injuries / surgery*
Middle Aged
Orbit / surgery*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Surgical Flaps*

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