Closure of Orocutaneous Fistula Using Submandibular Gland as a Pedicled Flap

Cansiz E. , GÖZEN E. D. , Yener M.

CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2019/3438626
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY


Orocutaneous fistulas in the maxillofacial region may be due to tumor resection, osteoradionecrosis, or trauma, and these defects limit the function of the patients and effect aesthetic and also psychological condition. Articulation and nutrition are also affected by these fistulas. Local flaps can be used for the reconstruction of small- and medium-sized defects with ease. Submandibular gland with its rich blood supply from the facial artery is a practical and useful choice for the reconstruction of mandibular region defects.