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Extension of the facial artery musculomucosal flap to reconstruct a defect of the soft palate.

Authors
  • Dolderer, Juergen H
  • Hussey, Alan J
  • Morrison, Wayne A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2011
Volume
45
Issue
4-5
Pages
208–211
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/02844310903351202
PMID: 20345325
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Reconstruction after resection of a large oropharyngeal tumour poses a difficult challenge. This case illustrates an extension of the previously described facial artery musculomucosal (FAMM) flap, whereby a defect of the soft palate is replaced with a similar trilaminar structure in the form of irradiated, redundant lower lip. This allows not only the treatment of the palatal defect, but also management of dribbling secondary to a marginal mandibular palsy.

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