2009, Number 2
Rev Hosp Jua Mex 2009; 76 (2)
Lima RA, Hernández CD, Bretón GMÁ, Celio MJ
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ABSTRACTTo remove defects in central facial area represents a huge challenge for any surgeon because he needs to decide the most effective method for the reconstruction and restoration of the area. The most difficult defects to remove are the once associated to carcinoma, in the case of head and neck the most frequent is: carcinoma of scamous cells, basocellular and cystic adenoide, as melanoma. For these big defects it has been used musclecutaneous flap as dorsal and abdominal rectus. A male case with Escamouscellular carcinoma of the hard palate with infiltration to nasal area and left maxillar sinus, was reported which required block resection with reconstruction anda cover of the resultant large defect by microtransference of musclecutaneous free flap of the abdominal rectum, been successful and achieving a 100% of the total integration.