Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2018 Nov;61(11):605-610. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2018.00171.

Bozola Flap for Oral Cavity Reconstruction in Patients with Tongue Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. godlikeu@naver.com

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of a posterior-based buccinator myomucosal flap (the Bozola flap) for the reconstruction of oral cavity defects after tongue cancer resection.
SUBJECTS AND METHOD
Fifteen patients who underwent from 2014 to 2016 reconstruction of the oral cavity with a Bozola flap after surgical management of tongue cancer were enrolled in the study. Patient characteristics, surgical outcomes, and complications associated with the Bozola flap were evaluated.
RESULTS
The flap was successfully harvested and transferred in all patients. The mean flap harvesting time was 25.3 min. The donor site was closed primarily in 14 patients, and a buccal fat pad flap was used in one patient. Although partial necrosis of the flap occurred in two patients, no other major complications were noted.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study demonstrate that the Bozola flap is a good option for reconstruction of moderate sized oral cavity defects in tongue cancer patients.

Keyword

Buccal mucosa; Flap; Reconstructive surgical procedures; Surgery; Tongue neoplasms

MeSH Terms

Adipose Tissue
Humans
Methods
Mouth Mucosa
Mouth*
Necrosis
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
Tissue Donors
Tongue Neoplasms*
Tongue*
Full Text Links
  • KJORL-HN
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
    DB Error: unknown error