Impact of fibula osteoseptocutaneous flap laterality in mandibular and intraoral reconstruction

Yen Shuo Lai, Yeu Her Lai, Yao Chou Lee

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Background: The fibula flap has been the workhorse flap for mandibular reconstruction. However, relationships among the bone, skin, and vessels raise concerns about donor-side selection. This study aimed to clarify its impact on clinical outcomes. Methods: Between September 2013 and June 2021, 61 cases of fibula osteoseptocutaneous flaps for mandibular and intraoral reconstruction were categorized into the landing-down (N = 25) and swing-up (N = 36) groups depending on whether the skin was easily accessible within the oral cavity. The demographics, operative findings, and outcomes of the cases were compared. Results: Overall, seven (11%) flaps developed skin necrosis, including four partial and three total necrosis. The skin necrosis rate was higher in the swing-up than in the landing-down group (19% vs. 0%, p = 0.035). Conclusions: When using the fibula osteoseptocutaneous flap for mandibular and intraoral reconstructions, ensuring that the skin is properly located within the oral cavity could reduce the risk of skin necrosis.

頁(從 - 到)199-204
期刊Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
出版狀態Published - 2023 11月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 手術


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