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Italian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery 2006 April-December;17(1-3):13-8

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The temporo-parietal fascial flap (TPF) in the reconstruction of the genian region

Mercurio A. 1, Braconi A. 1, Solazzo L. 2

1 Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Palermo, Italy 2 Azienda di Rilevo Nazionale e di Alta Specializzazione “Civico”, Palermo, Italy


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The Authors here report their 6 year experience gained in performing 10 temporo-parietal fascial flaps. The flap was used to reconstruct the genian region after practising a tumour resection. Such a technique guarantees an easy and quick solution in cheek reconstructions. It proves handy for poor medical condition patients and for minimizing the donor site morbidity. However, since the flap size is small, it cannot be used in more complex reconstructions after a major surgery.

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