The Radial Forearm Flap: A Technique Modification for Oral Cavity Composite Defects Involving a Marginal Mandibulectomy.
The radial forearm flap is a versatile reconstructive option for oral cavity defects with highly reliable success rates. We encountered more than one flap compromise when we used a radial forearm flap to reconstruct the soft tissue and provide coverage over the mandible, after a marginal mandibulectomy. From this observation, we modified our technique for radial forearm harvest and inset to avoid placing the pedicle in compression against the mandible. The purpose of this article is to present the cases that led to this observation, and present the technique modification in design and execution that we have used.
Khatib, Baber; Patel, Ashish; Dierks, Eric J; and Cheng, Allen, "The Radial Forearm Flap: A Technique Modification for Oral Cavity Composite Defects Involving a Marginal Mandibulectomy." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 643.