Volume : II, Issue : III, December - 2012

Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap for Oral Cavity Cancer Reconstruction – Our Experience with 30 Cases

Dr Hemant Lekawale, Dr Brijesh Patil

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Surgery forms the mainstay of treatment in the oral cavity cancer. Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap was used in 30 cases after resection for malignancy of the oral cavity in our institute. Partial flap necrosis was seen in 1(3.33%) patient, 1(3.33%) patient had hematoma under the flap that was re–explored and evacuated, 6(20%) patients had flap suture line gape, 2(6.66%) patients had donor site wound infection and 2(6.66%) patients developed oro–cutaneous fistula. Two (6.66%) patients complained hair growth in the flap, 4(13.3%) patients had poor dental occlusion due to the traction of the flap, 3 (10%) patients developed trismus following radiotherapy. The pectoralis major myocutaneous flap is a sturdy flap and can be performed with relative ease and minimum morbidity

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Dr Hemant Lekawale, Dr Brijesh Patil Dr Hemant Lekawale, Dr Brijesh Patil Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.II, Issue.III December 2012

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