Reverse-flow submental artery flap for periorbital soft tissue and socket reconstruction


Karacal N. , AMBARCIOGLU O., TOPAL U. , SAPAN L., KUTLU N.

HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, vol.28, no.1, pp.40-45, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/hed.20313
  • Title of Journal : HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-45

Abstract

Background. The submental artery island flap is a recently described local flap that may be used for reconstruction of the lower and middle thirds of the face and oral cavity. The reverse-flow manner of the flap has been used in limited cases because of possible drawbacks such as venous congestion. We present our experience with the use of reverse-flow submental artery flap and describe the surgical technique.