We report the case of a middle aged patient with biopsy proven squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa who presented to us in Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi in April, 2017 and required reconstruction of buccal mucosa, upper lip and lower lip. As per protocol of our institute the lesion was excised by the head and neck surgeon and the defect was reconstructed by our team. The defect was large comprising of buccal mucosa including the left oral commissure, upper lip and the lower lip. It was reconstructed via a free flap and a radial forearm free flap. A specially designed radial forearm free flap was harvested and used for reconstruction which resulted in a good aesthetic and functional outcome.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Khan, M. U.,
Ahsan, M. A.
(2019). Radial forearm free flap: A dynamic flap for single-staged multiple subunit reconstruction. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 69(6), 905-908.
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