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The Horizontal Myocutaneous Infrahyoid Island Flap for Soft-Tissue Head and Oral Reconstruction: Step-by-Step Video Description

Verbruggen, Charlie, M.D.; Majoufre, Claire, M.D., Ph.D.; Derosamel, Laure, M.D.; Dubreuil, Pierre-Antoine, M.D.; Vallade, Gabrielle, M.D.; Mage, Caroline, M.D.; Sessiecq, Quentin, M.D.; Bondaz, Mathieu, M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: October 2017 - Volume 140 - Issue 4 - p 598e-600e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003699
Reconstructive: Head and Neck: Video+

Summary: A clinical case is presented of a 70-year-old woman suffering from a right hemilingual epidermoid carcinoma. A step-by-step video description of the regional infrahyoid island flap is presented and narrated. Long-term results at 2 months in terms of aesthetics and function at the recipient and donor sites are excellent.


Bordeaux, France

From the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology, University of Bordeaux Segalen.

Received for publication December 26, 2016; accepted April 4, 2017.

Disclosure:The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.

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Charlie Verbruggen, M.D., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Pellegrin Hospital, CHU, Place Amélie Raba Léon, 33076 Bordeaux, France,

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