Title:
Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of oral defects after tumor resection
Authors:
S. Strobbe , K. Van Landuyt , P. Delaere , V. Vander Poorten and C. Vanclooster
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Plastic Surgery, AZ St. Lucas, Ghent, Belgium; Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Oncology, section Head and Neck oncology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Keywords:
Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap; SCIP; intra-oral reconstruction; head and neck cancer; free flap
Pages:
157 - 161
Abstract:
Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of oral defects after tumor resection. Background: The superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap, which is the most recent advance in free flap surgery, is described as an evolution of the conventional free groin flap. It has been applied to limb and penile reconstruction. The SCIP flap is versatile and has many advantages, but there are few reports on the application of the SCIP flap to head and neck defects. Case report: We used a SCIP flap for reconstruction after resection of an oral malignant tumor in two women, aged 43 and 55 years, who presented between 2010 and 2012 with squamous cell carcinoma of the right floor of the mouth and tongue. After resection, the SCIP flap was elevated and used to reconstruct the defect Both flaps survived well. Conclusions: We confirmed that the SCIP flap is an ideal thin, pliable, and reliable skin flap for reconstructing intra-oral soft-tissue defects with minimal donor-site morbidity.
Issue:
Vol. 11, 2015, 2nd trimester


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Superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap for reconstruction of oral defects after tumor resection