Background: Reconstruction of moderate-sized mucosal defects of the oral cavity/oropharynx represents a surgical challenge. The most widely used reconstructive techniques are skin grafts, local or regional pedicled flaps, and free flaps, but they do not provide mucosal sensitivity, mobility, volume, or texture similar to that of native tissue. The cheek myomucosal flaps seem to provide "ideal reconstruction" because they carry a thin, mobile, well-vascularized, and sensitive tissue, like those excised or lost. The purpose of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the indications for the advantages and disadvantages of 6 types of buccinator myomucosal flaps which are possible to raise from the cheek mucosa. Methods: Sixty-nine buccinator myomucosal flaps were performed on 66 patients with moderate-sized postoncologic and posttraumatic oral and oropharyngeal defects. Results: In all cases except 1, flaps were successfully used with excellent oncological and functional results. Conclusion: Buccinator myomucosal flaps can be considered "ideal flaps" for three-dimensional oral and oropharyngeal reconstructions
Cheek mucosa : a versatile donor site of myomucosal flaps. Technical and functional considerations / O. Massarelli, A. Baj, R. Gobbi, D. Soma, S. Marelli, G. De Riu, A. Tullio, A.B. Giannì. - In: HEAD & NECK. - ISSN 1043-3074. - 35:1(2013 Jan), pp. 109-117.
|Titolo:||Cheek mucosa : a versatile donor site of myomucosal flaps. Technical and functional considerations|
|Parole Chiave:||buccinator myomucosal flap ; FAMM flap ; oral reconstruction ; oropharyngeal reconstruction ; buccal mucosa|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/29 - Chirurgia Maxillofacciale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.22933|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|