Issue N# 3 - 2011
Submental flap for auricule reconstruction
Authors : Bakhos D, Kim S, Morinière S, Darsonval V. (Tours, Angers)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2011;132,3:163-166.
Article published in french
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Objective: We present our experience in the use of submental flap in reconstruction of post-auricular excision defects. Material and methods: Three patients underwent reconstruction with submental flap. Results: The submental flap has been used in 3 patients for auricular defect reconstruction. All patients had a carcinoma involving the auricle. All the donor site defects were closed primarily. Outcomes were simple. In one case, we noticed a partial necrosis of the flap extremity. Conclusion: The submental flap produces excellent skin color and contour. It leaves a very well-hidden donor site. The operative technique makes it easy to use. So, the submental flap has definite advantages over distant flaps and it is a useful addition to the reconstruction in head and neck surgery.
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