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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Feb;39(1):3-8. English. Review.
Eckardt AM .
Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Hannover Medical University, Hannover, Germany.

Reconstruction of oral soft-tissue defects following resection of oral carcinomas can be achieved using various techniques including microsurgical tissue transfer. However, there seems to be a role for regional or local flaps. Small to medium-size defects can be functionally reconstructed with the platysma myocutaneous flap as an excellent choice particularly in medically compromised patients not being eligible for free tissue transfer. The present paper reviews the indication, surgical technique, and complications following reconstruction of defects of the oral cavity with the platysma myocutaneous flap.

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