Coronoid-Temporalis Pedicled Rotation Flap for Middle Skull Base Reconstruction

IŞIK A. Ü., Arslan S., Arslan E., KOŞUCU P., Cansiz H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.24, no.3, pp.890-891, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e31827ff3ac
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.890-891
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We report on a patient who underwent maxillectomy and subsequent coronoid-temporalis flap reconstruction of the surgical defect to treat a maxillary sinus carcinoma invading the middle skull base. The patient underwent successful reconstruction of the middle skull base and displayed acceptable functional result. Middle skull base defects can be successfully repaired using a local coronoid-temporalis pedicled flap. The coronoid process of the mandible is advantageous as a local flap because it is close to the skull base defects and can easily be dissected from adjacent tissues. The use of a coronoid-temporalis pedicled flap offers excellent results without the need for further extensive surgery.