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The platysma myocutaneous flap: another option for oral cavity reconstruction

Putra, Primurharsa and Raja Lope Ahmad, Raja Ahmad Al'konee and Mahmud, Ridzo (2007) The platysma myocutaneous flap: another option for oral cavity reconstruction. In: First World Congress of The International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO), May 17-20, 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Introduction The platysma myocutaneous flap have been described by a variety of learned leaders in head and neck surgery. Its advantages includes: thin, pliable and does not require special surgical skill, equipment, or technique to harvest. Methods A retrospective analysis of our experience with 5 patients who received a platysma myocutaneous flap for reconstruction of oral cavity defects is presented. Results Four patients underwent hemiglossectomy and one patient underwent soft palate excision with either radical, modified radical or supraomohyoid neck dissection. In 4 cases the facial artery was spared and in 1 case the facial artery was sacrificed. Only one complication was encountered i.e fistula formation. Adjuvant post-operative radiotherapy was given to 4 patients. The average hospital stay was 11-16 days. Their speech and swallowing function was fairly good. Conclusion These results indicate that the platysma myocutaneous flap is a viable alternative in head and neck reconstruction.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3641/17000
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Raja Ahmad Al'Konee Raja Lope Ahmad
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 10:18
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17000

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