Submental Skin Flap for Intraoral Lining



Submental Skin Flap for Intraoral Lining


M. SOUSSALINE



A submental skin flap for the reconstruction of mucosal cheek defects after cancer resection is described (1, 2, 3). Mucosal cheek defects up to 6 × 6 cm with overlying intact cheek skin can be closed with this flap.




ANATOMY

The flap includes the underlying muscular fascia. Blood supply is from the anterior and inferior branches of the facial artery, and venous drainage is provided by the anterior jugular vein, which must be preserved. The dissection is started at the distal end of the flap to preserve venous drainage.

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Jun 26, 2016 | Posted by in General Surgery | Comments Off on Submental Skin Flap for Intraoral Lining
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