Tunnelized-facial Artery Myomucosal Island Flap (t-FAMMIF) for Palatomaxillary Reconstruction: A Report of Two Cases
Journal of Korean Association Maxillofacial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (대한악안면성형재건외과학회지)
Journal of Korean Association Maxillofacial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (대한악안면성형재건외과학회지), Vol.35(2) : 100~106, 2013
There are many challenges for reconstruction after intraoral tumor resection. Especially, palatomaxillary reconstruction has
two primary goals: closure of the oronasal communication and re-creation of proper myomucosal function. Prosthodontic
treatment using obturator and several surgical procedures are selected depending on the size and site of the defect, the
difficulty of operative procedure, operation time and donor site problem. Above all, it is considered that radial forearm free flap is the first choice for palatal econstruction. Our department introduces a novel method using tunnelized-facial artery myomucosal island flap for palatomaxillary defect reconstruction, which an successfully reduce donor-site morbidity, and duration of surgery and hospitalization.