Scapular free flap for repair of massive lower facial composite defects

Mark S. Granick, E. Douglas Newton, Dwight C. Hanna

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The scapular osteocutaneous free flap provides excellent tissue for reconstruction of massive lower facial defects. Five cases of full‐thickness cheek and lip defects associated with mandibular loss were successfully repaired with sandwiched osteocutaneous scapular flaps plus a parascapular or latissimus dorsi flap. In two instances the osteocutaneous scapular flap was harvested along with a parascapular skin paddle. The other three patients had latissimus dorsi myocutaneous units taken with the scapular osteocutaneous flap from the same subscapular pedicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-441
Number of pages6
JournalHead & Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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