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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Pterygoid Muscle Transposition for Reconstruction of Small Posterior Defect Along with Primary Closure Following Surgery for Oral Cancers: A Novel Technique

Sandeep Lerra

Citation Information : Lerra S. Pterygoid Muscle Transposition for Reconstruction of Small Posterior Defect Along with Primary Closure Following Surgery for Oral Cancers: A Novel Technique. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (3):187-188.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1037

Published Online: 00-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

A novel method for the primary reconstruction of the defect in the posterior oral cavity following excision of retromolar trigone (RMT) is described. It uses a combination of lateral pterygoid flap along with primary closure of the residual floor of mouth mucosa and buccal mucosa for primary repair of the defect.

This is a functionally satisfactory and simple reconstructive procedure with a shorter operation time and hence can be used for reconstruction in high-risk patients. To the best of our knowledge, this technique of primary repair of posterior oral cavity has not been described in literature.


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