The cervicofacial flap

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Surgical and traumatic defects of the face present a reconstructive challenge to restore facial symmetry. The cervicofacial flap is a rotational and advancement flap with random blood supply utilized to close moderate- to large-sized defects of the cheek. Subcutaneous dissection of the cervical region allows for a large amount of tissue mobilization. Depending on the location of the cheek defect, the flap can be pedicled either anteriorly or posteriorly. This article presents the authors’ preferred surgical technique as well as reported surgical variations. Routine postoperative care and management of potential complications are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rhodes, R; Moreau, A; Romano, E; Cannon, T

Published Date

  • June 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 145 - 150

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9395

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1043-1810

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.otot.2019.04.010

Citation Source

  • Scopus