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Dr. Mosquera’s Review published in CMTR

Oct 17, 2023, 11:54 AM by John Carstens

Dr. Camilo Mosquera recently published a narrative review, titled “Submental Artery Island Pedicled Flap, Indications, Tips, and Pitfalls,” has been published in the Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction Journal. 

The intent is to delineate the benefits, obstacles, and possible applications of the submental artery island flap as a local pedicled technique in head and neck reconstructive surgery. 

The results indicate that the submental artery island flap, while offering minimal donor site issues and good aesthetics, poses challenges in pedicle dissection and patient selection. It's ideal for oral, oropharyngeal, parotid, midface, or neck skin defects but should be used cautiously with patients who have a history of neck surgery. 

A message from Dr. Mosquera:

"The submental artery island pedicled flap is a reliable alternative to free tissue transfer in selected cases of head and neck defects. This flap presents minimal donor site morbidity allowing primary closure."