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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 22--27

Reconstructive surgery in oral cancers


Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Microvascular Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Prabha Yadav
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Microvascular Services, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
India
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Surgery forms the mainstay of treatment of cancers in involving oral cavity. Unfortunately the functional and aesthetic outcomes of surgical treatment can be unacceptable depending on the extent and site of the resection. Immediate reconstruction, by the use of local and distant flaps and implants can mitigate these problems to a great extent. The anatomical and functional requirements for reconstruction vary according to the subsite, which is involved in the oral cavity. This article attempts to review the current understanding about the reconstructive requirements and the methods available according to the oral cavity subsites namely tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa and floor of the mouth






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