Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJOCS-8-157

    Transosteal radial free flap in palate reconstruction

    Luis Nieto*, Oscar De León, Rolf Smit, Zamir Paéz and Camilo Cháves

    The reconstruction of the palate has been a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon, due to the multiple complications that arise, such as infection, dehiscence, and fall of the flap used. We present the description of a new radial free flap fixation technique, commonly used for this type of reconstruction. This transosteal fixation technique prevents dehiscence and flap descent in all cases performed, by combining two widely used procedures, the radial free flap, and the Lefort I osteotomy, with excellent results.

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    Published on: Oct 18, 2022 Pages: 32-35

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-4634.000057
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