Intraoral Anastomosis of Deep Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap for Maxillary Reconstruction

Wen-Jie Wu, Xiao-Ming Lv, Jian-Guo Zhang, Lei Zheng
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2018, 29 (7): e695-e697
Maxillary reconstruction is one of the most challenging areas of reconstructive surgery. This report describes a case of a 33-year-old male with osteoblastic osteosarcoma of the maxillary. The patient received radical resection and reconstruction with a deep circumflex iliac artery perforator flap (DCIAPF). The flap was harvested with a 4 × 2 cm osseous flap and a 6 × 8 cm skin island supplied by terminal perforators from the deep circumflex iliac artery. Anastomosis was accomplished on the ipsilateral facial vessels with deep circumflex iliac vessels through an intraoral approach. The donor site and the flap were observed to have completed primary healing 2 weeks after the surgery. The DCIAPF may be a satisfactory single-flap option for maxillary reconstruction with less donor-site complications.

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