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Primary reconstruction of a major loss of lower jaw by an animal bite using a “rib sandwich” pectoralis major island flap

Authors
Journal
British Journal of Plastic Surgery
0007-1226
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0007-1226(89)90124-0

Abstract

Abstract A 20 weeks pregnant woman was bitten by a wild bear which took away the central portion of her jaw. A single stage primary reconstruction was performed using a composite pedicled pectoralis major “rib sandwich” island flap. This provided continence of the mouth, allowing her to feed herself within 3 weeks of the operation and to speak reasonably by 6 weeks.

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