The iliac crest free flap is one of the most reliable flaps for maxillary reconstruction because of the large amount of bone provided and the chance to harvest both muscle and skin. However, reconstruction of maxillary through-and-through defects requires special skills to be managed. Simultaneous replacement of oral lining and external tissue with the same features as the resected skin is difficult to achieve with conventional techniques and the use of flaps association is often necessary to ensure acceptable cosmetic and functional results. In the case presented the submental island flap was a good choice to overcome these difficulties.

Iliac crest free flap and submental island flap for maxillary reconstruction / Bianchi, Bernardo; Ferri, Andrea; Ferrari, Silvano; C., Copelli; Ferri, Teore; Sesenna, Enrico. - In: JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY. - ISSN 2000-6764. - 47:6(2013), pp. 538-542. [10.3109/2000656X.2012.748299]

Iliac crest free flap and submental island flap for maxillary reconstruction.

BIANCHI, Bernardo;FERRI, Andrea;FERRARI, Silvano;FERRI, Teore;SESENNA, Enrico
2013

Abstract

The iliac crest free flap is one of the most reliable flaps for maxillary reconstruction because of the large amount of bone provided and the chance to harvest both muscle and skin. However, reconstruction of maxillary through-and-through defects requires special skills to be managed. Simultaneous replacement of oral lining and external tissue with the same features as the resected skin is difficult to achieve with conventional techniques and the use of flaps association is often necessary to ensure acceptable cosmetic and functional results. In the case presented the submental island flap was a good choice to overcome these difficulties.
Iliac crest free flap and submental island flap for maxillary reconstruction / Bianchi, Bernardo; Ferri, Andrea; Ferrari, Silvano; C., Copelli; Ferri, Teore; Sesenna, Enrico. - In: JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY. - ISSN 2000-6764. - 47:6(2013), pp. 538-542. [10.3109/2000656X.2012.748299]
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