n South African Journal of Surgery - Buccal fat pad - a simple, underutilised flap : case report
|Article Title||Buccal fat pad - a simple, underutilised flap : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town, 2 University of Cape Town, 3 University of Cape Town, 4 Groote Schuur Hospital, 5 Groote Schuur Hospital and 6 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Pages||47 - 49|
The pedicled buccal fat pad is a reliable flap for the repair of small oral defects. It is durable, easy to harvest, and should be considered in settings where access to free flaps is limited and in cases where previous flaps have failed. We discuss a case in which this flap was used successfully for closure of an oro-antral fistula. The indications, anatomy and techniques of successful harvest are discussed.
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