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July 1983

Platysma Myocutaneous Flap for Intraoral Defects

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(7):463-464. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800210039008

• The use of myocutaneous flaps has resulted in improved methods for reconstruction involving the head and neck area. The platysma myocutaneous flap offers an excellent alternative for reconstructing appropriate oral cavity defects resulting from tumor ablation. It has certain advantages over other local or distant pedicled flaps and has been proved to be a reliable alternative for single-stage repair of these defects. The technique of this flap is described and a review of its use in six cases, including complications, is discussed.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:463-464)