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Submental flap

Akshay V Patel, Jason E Thuener, Kate Clancy, Mustafa Ascha, Nauman F Manzoor, Chad A Zender
OBJECTIVES: The submental artery island flap (SIF) has recently been described in temporal bone defects. At our institution we have broadened the application of the SIF and modified the harvest technique for complex lateral facial and skull base defects. Our primary aim is to evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing complex lateral facial soft tissue, parotidectomy, and temporal bone defects who are reconstructed with the SIF to a similar cohort undergoing free tissue transfer reconstruction...
March 2018: Oral Oncology
Patrick J Buchanan, Danielle C Mihora, Bruce A Mast
BACKGROUND: Facial rejuvenation is an elective procedure commonly performed to combat the consequences of normal aging. The senior author's practice initially consisted of traditional facelifts with superficial muscular apopneurotic system plication and/or superficial muscular apopneurotic system flap. After the development of the minimal access cranial suspension (MACS) technique by Tonnard et al., the senior author transitioned to an almost exclusive MACS facelift practice. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the MACS technique versus the traditional facelift approach and objectively incorporate these results into practice...
January 24, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Antoine Eskander, Daniel Strigenz, Nolan Seim, Enver Ozer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to illustrate the submental island flap elevation technique with simultaneous level I neck dissection followed by the inset and reconstruction of an oropharyngeal defect. METHODS: A 63-year-old patient with a T2N1M0 human papillomavirus-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil was treated with concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cisplatin + 66 Gy). A local recurrence 2.5 years after treatment was treated surgically and reconstructed with a submental island flap...
January 13, 2018: Head & Neck
Hideaki Nonomura, Bien-Keem Tan, Pearlie W W Tan, Terence Goh
BACKGROUND: Extremity lymphedema is a pathological condition resulting from absence of lymph nodes and disease of lymphatic vessels, often due to oncologic clearance of lymph nodes. In recent years, vascularized lymph node transfer has become a rapidly emerging method of lymphatic reconstruction shown to lead to lymphatic regeneration. In particular, lymphatic flaps based on the submental artery have shown good results with its favorable donor site and available nodes. The lymph nodes here are in close relation to the submandibular gland and require careful dissection around and through the gland for safe harvest...
April 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Jan-Falco Wilbrand, Daniel Schmermund, Michael Knitschke, Philipp Streckbein, Christopher Kähling, Heiko Kerkmann, Heidrun Schaaf, Hans-Peter Howaldt, Sebastian Böttger
OBJECTIVE: Resection of posteriorly located oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs) remains challenging for head and neck surgeons. However, several surgical techniques, such as lip and mandibular splitting, as well as submental "visor drop-down" of intraoral soft tissues, have been proposed for this purpose. Merrick et al. suggested that a pedicled genial drop-down surgical approach should be used to resect dorsally located OSCCs. Our study investigated patient outcomes following this surgical procedure, as no previous study has analyzed long-term follow-up data...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
L Huang, W-M Wang, X Gao, Y-X Yuan, X-Q Chen, X-C Jian
The submental island flap is a common choice for reconstruction of intraoral defects. To obtain a thinner, more pliable flap and get a better oncological result, the submental artery perforator flap has been proposed, and to assess its feasibility for closure of defects after resection of cancers of the oral cavity we studied 20 patients, each of whom was treated in this way. All the flaps were classified into those with septocutaneous perforators (n=16) and those with musculocutaneous perforators (n=4), and the main veins that drained the flaps were two submental veins (n=17)...
January 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Jose-Antonio García-de Marcos, Juan Rey-Biel
Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (BRONJ) has emerged as an important and increasingly common comorbidity, especially in patients undergoing long-term treatment with high doses of bisphosphonates. The management of BRONJ remains controversial. Surgical treatment is necessary in severe cases. Treatment of the bone requires sequestrectomy or resection. Given the lack of sufficient mucosa to perform the operation and fragility of margins in many patients, local flaps are crucial. We report two cases of stage-3 BRONJ presenting secondary infection with Actinomyces , receiving treatment consisting of marginal resection of the necrotic bone, reinforcement with a reconstruction plate, and reconstruction of soft tissues using a submental perforator artery flap ipsilateral to the lesion...
December 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
Kiran Gadre, Pushkar Gadre, Divya Singh, Anushri Shetty, Ankit Malu
Early management of premalignant lesions like oral submucous fibrosis cannot be underestimated in context of prevention and control of oral malignancies. Soft tissue reconstruction of the oral cavity and face is a complex undertaking. Several flaps local and distant as well as microvascular are available, each with their pros and cons. Microvascular free flaps lay a considerable burden on resources, expertise, increased operating time, and logistics. Simple and technically reproducible alternatives are needed to tackle these issues, more so in developing countries like ours...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Hung-Che Lin, Yuahn-Sieh Huang, Yueng-Hsiang Chu, Shao-Cheng Liu, Wei-Chuan Shangkuan, Wen-Sen Lai, Jinn-Moon Yang, Yaoh-Shiang Lin, Kuo-Hsing Ma, Jih-Chin Lee
The vascular anatomy of submental flaps (SFs) represents a determining factor in successful SF raising. However, little attention has been focused on the venous return of SFs. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate SF venous return. This study enrolled patients who underwent SF reconstructive surgery in a tertiary referral center between November 2009 and October 2016. The drainage pathway of the SF venous return was routinely identified during the course of our operations to prevent damage during head and neck surgery...
2017: PeerJ
Nawaf Aslam-Pervez, Steven J Caldroney, Amal Isaiah, Joshua E Lubek
PURPOSE: The submental artery island pedicled flap (SMIF) is an underused alternative for reconstruction of head and neck defects after tumor ablation. The purpose of this study was to perform a comparative evaluation of reconstructive outcomes based on surgical site and ablative defect volume in patients who underwent reconstruction with the SMIF versus the forearm free flap (FFF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of all patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal defects reconstructed with the SMIF and a cohort of patients with similar volume defects reconstructed with the FFF were compared for oncologic safety and viability of equivalent reconstructive outcomes...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
W H Wang, Z R Zou, B Xu, W Q Wang, S Y Shen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe maxillary reconstruction using the submental artery island flap and the sagittal mandibular ramus and coronoid process graft pedicled with the temporalis muscle through the modified lateral lip and submandibular approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2013 to September 2016, 11 patients with maxillary defects secondary to maxillary cancer ablation who underwent maxillary reconstruction using a submental artery island flap and a sagittal mandibular ramus and coronoid process graft pedicled with the temporalis muscle through the modified lateral lip and submandibular approach were enrolled in this prospective study...
October 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eliza H Dewey, Ansley M Roche, Cathy L Lazarus, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: The management of large chin and lower lip defects is challenging due to this facial subunit's tremendous functional and aesthetic importance. Specific methods for total lower lip and mentum reconstruction are not well chronicled. Aesthetic and functional goals of this reconstruction include restoration of oral competence by maintaining lower lip height, vermilion reestablishment, color-matched skin introduction to the chin, sensation restoration, and ideally restoration of dynamic activity to the lower lip...
September 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Caitlin Bertelsen, Changxing Liu, Niels Kokot
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the options for reconstruction of parotid and lateral skull base defects based on the size and functional requirements of the defect. RECENT FINDINGS: Free grafts with dermal fat or acellular human dermis, superficial musculoaponeurotic system flaps, and sternocleidomastoid flaps have been successful in preventing Frey's syndrome and restoring facial contour defects after superficial and total parotidectomy...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
Sameh Roshdy, Mohamed Elbadrawy, Ashraf Khater, Islam A Elzahaby, Tamer Fady, Hend A El-Hadaad, Nazem Shams, Hany M Elbarbary
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September 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sameh Roshdy, Mohamed Elbadrawy, Ashraf Khater, Islam A Elzahaby, Tamer Fady, Hend A El-Hadaad, Nazem Shams, Hany M Elbarbary
BACKGROUND: Tongue resection is a surgical challenge because of its adverse effects on language articulation, swallowing, respiration, the eventual quality of life, and poor prognosis of advanced disease. To date, the currently accepted standard treatment has been based on excision of the primary lesion with a 1.5-2-cm circumferential macroscopic margin. Compartmental tongue surgery (CTS) is a surgical technique that removes an anatomo-functional compartment containing the primary tumor...
September 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yu-Ying Chu, Robert J Allen, Ting-Jung Wu, Ming-Huei Cheng
BACKGROUND: The greater omentum is supplied by the right, middle, and left omental arteries, which arise from the right and left gastroepiploic arteries. All or part of the greater omentum can be harvested based on this blood supply for free tissue transfer. It has stimulated new interest in its use as the donor site in the treatment of lymphedema. For patients who have failed other management options or have limited peripheral lymph node donor sites, the greater omental lymph node flap may offer the best chance for lymphedema treatment...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Joshua P Wiedermann, Nahir Romero, Rahul K Shah, Diego Preciado, Jason E Cohn, Christopher R Kieliszak, Arjun S Joshi
The submental island flap was first described as a tool for facial reconstruction after tumor resection. It is now widely used for reconstructing numerous structures in the head and neck region of adults. Pediatric surgical reconstruction is a challenging task that continues to evolve over time. We describe two novel uses of this flap in the pediatric population. The submental island flap is an excellent option for reconstruction in pediatrics given its ease of elevation, excellent cosmetic outcomes, and low donor site morbidity...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Yang Zhao, Jing-Zhou Xiang, Fa-Yu Liu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate operation-related factors and quality of life (QOL) for patients after tongue reconstruction with radial forearm free flap (RFFF), anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALT) or submental island flap (SIF). METHODS: Totally 59 patients, diagnosed as tongue carcinoma, received glossectomy and simultaneous reconstruction with free flaps including RFFF, ALT or SIF in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital of Stomatology, China Medical University from October 2004 to October 2014...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
Amin Rahpeyma, Saeedeh Khajehahmadi
BACKGROUND: Submental flap is a useful aid in maxillofacial reconstruction. For intraoral usage the hairs in male patients will create some problems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, patients in whom submental flap had been used for reconstruction of orofacial region between 2007 and 2013, in the Mashhad University, Ghaem Hospital, were included. The ways in which the problem of hairs was solved in male patients were evaluated. RESULTS: There were 42 patients in whom submental flap was used for orofacial reconstruction...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Kalpesh Jayantkumar Gajiwala
BACKGROUND: The skin and soft tissues of the face and neck have a rich plexus of dermal-subdermal vessels, which creates the possibility of raising a fasciocutaneous flap based on this vascular supply. A turned in fasciocutaneous island flap (TIFCIF) from an adjacent area of the defect can provide a simple substitute to many complex reconstructive procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent wide excision for oral cancer and upper neck dissection, maintaining bone framework, between August 2010 and June 2014...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
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