Experience of repairing oral and Maxillofacial defects by forearm free flap and its long-term result
ZHANG Cong-ji, LI Hui-zeng, SUN Yuan,YANG Jun, Shi Wen-jin.Department of stomatology, Southwest Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038,China
Objective:Summarizing experience of repairing oral and maxillofacial defects by forearm free flap and its long-term result. Method:The clinical records of 131 cases of forearm free flap for the oral and maxillofacial reconstruction were summed up and analyzed. Among these, the long-term result of 37 cases, which followed up for 0.5 to 18 years, was evaluated.Result:The forearm free flap had many advantages which accord with the demands of oral and maxillofacial reconstruction. In this group, the overall success rate was 99.24%, 131 arteries and 253 veins were anastomosised. The!long-term result of supply-region and receive-region was satisfaction. The sensation recovery also presented in some cases. Conclusion:The forearm free flap is a multifunction flap with good texture which is suited to repairing soft tissue defects in each oral and maxcillofacial region, and with well long-term result.
【CateGory Index】： R782.4