Platysma Flap Using Dual Skin Paddles

Mustafa, El Muiz A., Bhatia, Sunil K. and Hammond, Doug E (2016) Platysma Flap Using Dual Skin Paddles. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 54 (6). e59-e60. ISSN 0266-4356

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The platysma myocutaneous flap is rarely reported as an option for reconstruction in the head and neck. In our experience it is a reliable flap that is easy to raise, has a limited risk of morbidity at the donor site, and allows for early recommencement of oral function. We report a patient with an unusually aggressive orocutaneous fistula that complicated the simple extraction of teeth. We modified the platysma flap to provide two independent skin paddles so we could reconstruct both the intraoral and cutaneous defects simultaneously with a good clinical outcome.

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