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Postoperative Reconstruction of Buccal Mucosa Defect by Platysmal Flap in Case of OSMF Patients: A Case Report

Nimish Jain, Ruchika Tiwari, Vikas K Singh, Gaurang Thanvi

Keywords : Cellulitis, Nasolabial flap, Oral submucous fibrosis, Platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF)

Citation Information : Jain N, Tiwari R, Singh VK, Thanvi G. Postoperative Reconstruction of Buccal Mucosa Defect by Platysmal Flap in Case of OSMF Patients: A Case Report. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2022; 7 (1):23-25.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0199

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Oral submucous fibrosis is a chronic and disabling disease with obscure etiology that affects the complete oral cavity occasionally with the pharynx, and rarely involving the larynx. It is characterized by blanching and stiffness of the oral mucosa, which causes progressive limitation of mouth opening and intolerance to hot and spicy food. This prospective study evaluates the utility of platysma myocutaneous flap (PMF) in the reconstruction of surgical defects followed by treatment of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) in a case report. The purpose of this case report is to examine the experience and result obtained with the use of reconstruction of intraoral defects with platysma myocutaneous flap in this case. Complications that can occur when adopting this technique may be subjected to total or partial necrosis of skin island, fistula, dehiscence, hematoma, and cellulitis with variable rates. We think that the platysma myocutaneous flap is a better option that an extended nasolabial flap in terms of its owning drawbacks for the management of oral submucous fibrosis cases in practice.

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