Use of submandibular flap to close pharyngostomes and other defects of lower anterior neck region

Riccardo F. Mazzola, Cesare Oldini, Giuseppe Sambataro

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Abstract

We describe the use of a suprahyoid flap for reconstruction in the lower anterior neck. It has been most useful for immediately closing pharyngostomes and for resurfacing defects from the excision of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx or other neoplasms involving the skin. This flap provides a good deal of viable tissue, it can easily be rotated without a delay procedure, and the donor area is closed by direct suture. We present our experience with 22 cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-346
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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