Home | About us | Editorial board | Ahead of print | Current issue | Archives | Search | Submit article | Instructions | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact us |  Login 
National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
 
Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 3800
 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 232-235

Immediate reconstruction of palato-maxillary defect following tumor ablation using temporalis myofascial flap


1 Department of Dentistry, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Goa, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital, Goa, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Yadav
Department of Dentistry, BPS Government Medical College for Women, Khanpur Kalan, Sonepat, Haryana
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.154845

Rights and Permissions

The resection of oral cavity tumor and malignancies often causes functional disabilities like deglutition and articulation. Maxillectomy is a very common surgical procedure carried out for the management of benign and malignant tumors of maxilla. Irrespective of the procedure, there is a common end result that is the defect. Several soft tissue flaps can be used for reconstruction of maxillectomy defect. Keeping the parameters of reconstruction in mind it is ideal to reconstruct the maxillary defect with either the free flaps or the regional flaps. Of all regional flaps, the temporalis myofascial flap (TMF) provides a high degree of reliability, vascularity, adequate bulk, and proximity to the defect in the oral and maxillofacial region.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1345    
    Printed47    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded278    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal