Total maxillary reconstruction with a bi-paddle double-barrel osteocutaneous fibular flap and arteriovenous saphenous loop after a globe-sparing total maxillectomy due to osteosarcoma

Wan Ling Tseng, Tzu Yen Chang, Kuo Shu Hung, Szu Han Chen, Jenn Ren Hsiao, Yao Chou Lee

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Abstract

Background: The titanium mesh or bone graft is usually used for orbital support after a globe-sparing total maxillectomy. However, its use can invite complications, such as infection, exposure, and absorption, especially for patients who require adjuvant radiotherapy. Here, the authors present a patient who received total maxillary reconstruction with an osteocutaneous fibular flap. Methods: A 53-year-old man with the diagnosis of maxillary osteosarcoma received a globe-sparing total maxillectomy. A bipaddle double-barrel osteocutaneous fibular flap was used for orbital support, alveolar ridge recreation, and oro-sino-nasal separation. The short pedicle length inherent in the double-barrel design of the fibular flap was overcome by creating an arteriovenous saphenous loop. Results: The postoperative recovery was uneventful. During the 9 months follow-up, the patient was tumor-free and satisfied with his appearance, speech, and intake functions. Conclusions: Reconstruction with a bi-paddle double-barrel osteocutaneous fibular flap after a globe-sparing total maxillectomy can achieve satisfactory aesthetic and functional results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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