The Bozola flap in oral cavity reconstruction

S. Ferrari, C. Copelli, B. Bianchi, A. Ferri, E. Sesenna

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Abstract

The buccinator musculomucosal flaps are actually considered the main reconstructive option for small-moderate defects of the oral mucosa. In this paper we present our experience with the posteriorly based buccinator musculomucosal flap. A retrospective review was performed of all patients who had had a Bozola flap reconstruction at the Operative Unit of Maxillo-Facial Surgery of Parma, Italy, between 2003 and 2010. The Bozola flap was used in 19 patients. In most cases they had defects of the palate (n = 12). All flaps were harvested successfully and no major complications occurred. Minor complications were observed in two cases. At the end of the follow up all patients returned to a normal diet without alterations of speech and swallowing. We consider the Bozola flap the first choice for the reconstruction of defects involving the palate, the cheek and the postero-lateral tongue and floor of the mouth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalOral Oncology
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • Bozola flap
  • Buccal artery and vein
  • Mucosal defects
  • Musculomucosal flaps
  • Oral cavity defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Cancer Research

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The Bozola flap in oral cavity reconstruction. / Ferrari, S.; Copelli, C.; Bianchi, B.; Ferri, A.; Sesenna, E.

In: Oral Oncology, Vol. 48, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 379-382.

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Ferrari, S, Copelli, C, Bianchi, B, Ferri, A & Sesenna, E 2012, 'The Bozola flap in oral cavity reconstruction', Oral Oncology, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 379-382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.10.016
Ferrari, S. ; Copelli, C. ; Bianchi, B. ; Ferri, A. ; Sesenna, E. / The Bozola flap in oral cavity reconstruction. In: Oral Oncology. 2012 ; Vol. 48, No. 4. pp. 379-382.
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